Malay Submitted Names

Malay names are used in Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore, and Thailand.
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ABAS m Arabic, Indonesian, Malay, Persian
Variant transcription of Abbas.
ABDILLAH m Indonesian, Malay, Maranao
Indonesian, Malay, and Maranao form of Abd Allah.
ABDUL GHAFAR m Malay, Pashto, Urdu
Malay, Pashto, and Urdu form of Abdul Ghaffar.
ABDUL GHANI m Arabic, Malay
Malay form and Arabic alternate transcription of Abd al-Ghani.
ABDUL HADI m Arabic, Malay
Means "servant of the guide" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" and هادي (hādi) "guide, leader".
ABDUL MALIK m Arabic, Malay, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Abd al-Malik.
ABU BAKAR m Malay
Malay form of Abu Bakr.
ABU HASSAN m Malay
Malay form of Abu al-Hasan.
ADENAN m Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Adnan.
ADHAM m Arabic, Malay
Means "dark, black" in Arabic.
ADIB m Arabic, Persian, Malay
Means "courteous, polite, educated" in Arabic.
ADIBAH f Malay
Malay form of Adiba.
ADILAH f Malay
Malay form of Adila.
ADLAN m Chechen, Malay
Derived from Arabic عَدَلَ (ʿadala) meaning "to act justly" or "justice, fairness".
AFDHAL m Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Afzal.
AFFENDI m Malay
Malay variant of Effendi.
AFFENDY m Malay
Variant transcription of Affendi.
AIDAH f Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Arabic transcription of Aida as well as the usual Malay and Indonesian form.
AINI f Indonesian, Malay
Means "my eye" or "my spring", derived from Arabic عَيْن (ʿayn) meaning "eye" or "spring".
AISY m & f Indonesian, Malaysian
Possibly a diminutive of AISYAH or QURAISY
AKAT m Indonesian, Malaysian
A Lun Bawang name.
ALAUDDIN m Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Malay
Variant transcription of Ala al-Din.
ALIE m Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Ali (1).
ALIMAH f Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
Feminine form of Alim.
AMEERA f Arabic, Dhivehi, Malay
Variant transcription of Amirah.
AMEERAH f Malay, Arabic
Variant transcription of Amirah.
AMIER m Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Amir (1).
AMIERAH f Malay
Malay feminine form of Amir (1).
AMINUDDIN m Malay
Malay form of Amin ud-Din.
AMINULLAH m Arabic, Indonesian, Urdu, Malay
Means "truthful God", derived from Arabic أَمِين (ʾamīn) meaning "truthful, trustworthy, loyal" (see Amin) and الله (Allāh).
AMRAN m Arabic, Malay, Indonesian, Bengali
Means "prosperous, prosperity", derived from Arabic عَمُرَ (ʿamara) meaning "to prosper, to flourish".
ANISAH f Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Anisa.
ANNUAR m Malay
Malay form of Anwar.
ARIEF m Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Arif.
ARIFF m Malay
Malay form of Arif.
ARIFFIN m Malay
Malay variant of Arifin.
ARIFIN m Indonesian, Malay
Derived from Arabic عَارِف (ʿārif) meaning "knowing, wise" (see Arif).
ASYRAF m Malay
Malay form of Ashraf.
ATHIRAH f Malay
Derived from Arabic عَطِر (ʿaṭir) meaning "fragrant, sweet-smelling".
ATIAH f Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
Arabic variant transcription of Atiya as well as the usual Indonesian and Malay form.
ATIRAH f Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Derived from Arabic عَطِر (ʿaṭir) meaning "fragrant, sweet-smelling, perfume".
ATIYAH f Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
Arabic variant transcription of Atiya as well as the usual Indonesian and Malay form.
AWANG m Malay
Means "eldest son" in Malay.
AZAN m Malay, Indonesian, Urdu
Derived from Arabic أَذَان‎ (ʾadhan) which refers to the Islamic call to prayer, called adhan or azan. The word itself is derived from أَذِنَ (ʾaḏina) "to listen" or أُذُن (ʾuḏun) "ear".
AZIEM m Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Azim.
AZIEMAH f Malay
Malay feminine form of Azim.
AZIM m Arabic, Malay, Indian (Muslim), Bengali, Persian
Means "magnificent, great, powerful" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition العظيم (al-Adhim) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
AZIMA f Indonesian, Malay
Feminine form of Azim.
AZIZAH f Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Arabic variant transcription of Aziza as well as the usual Malay and Indonesian form.
AZIZAN m Malay
Malay form of Aziz.
AZIZUL m Malay, Bengali (Muslim), Indonesian
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with عزيز ال (Aziz al) meaning "dear to" or "darling to" (such as Aziz Allah meaning "dear to Allah").
AZLAN m Malay
Malay form of Aslan.
AZMAN m Malay
Meaning uncertain, possibly derived from Arabic أَزْمَان (ʾazmān) meaning "times, periods, ages", the plural of زَمَن (zaman).
AZMI m Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Derived from Arabic عَزْم (ʿazm) meaning "resolution, resolve, determination".
AZMIE m Malay
Malay form of Azmi.
AZWAN m Malay
Meaning unknown, possibly of Arabic origin.
BAHIRAH f Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Arabic variant transcription of Bahira as well as the usual Malay and Indonesian form.
BAKHTIAR m Persian, Urdu, Indonesian, Malay, Bengali
Derived from Persian بختیار (baxtiâr) meaning "auspicious, lucky".
BASIRAH f Arabic, Malay
Arabic variant transcription of Basira as well as the Malay form.
BASYIR m Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Bashir.
BERAHIM m Malay
Malay variant of Ibrahim.
BONGSU m & f Malay
Means "the youngest" in Malay, used for the last born child.
BUNGA f Indonesian, Malay
Means "flower" in Indonesian and Malay.
DANANG m Malay
No one knows this name means, but this was the name of the Bendahara (Grand Vizier) of the royal Court of Johor Sultanate who lived between the 16th and 17th centuries.
DANIAL m Malay, Persian, Urdu, English (Modern)
Malay, Persian, and Urdu form of Danyal and English variant of Daniel.
DAYANG f Malay
Means "young lady, lady-in-waiting" in Malay.
DEMANG m Malay
It means "chief" in both Malay and Indonesian.
DILAH f Indonesian, Malaysian
Possibly a variant of Dila.
DILLAH f Indonesian, Malaysian
Possibly a variant of Dilla.
DIYANAH f Malay
Derived from Arabic دِيَانَة (diyāna) meaning "religion, creed".
DZULKARNAIN m Malay
Variant transcription of Dhul Qarnayn.
DZULKEFLY m Malay
Variant transcription of Zulkifli.
DZULKIFLI m Malay
Malay form of Zulkifli.
EFFENDI m Indonesian, Malay
Derived from the Ottoman Turkish title افندي (efendi) meaning "lord, master, sir", ultimately from Greek αφέντης (aféntis) "master, ruler, prince".
ELYAS m Arabic, Persian, Indonesian, Malay
Variant transcription of Ilyas.
EMBUN f & m Malay, Indonesian
Means "dew" in Malay and Indonesian.
EMILIZA f Filipino (Rare), Malaysian (Rare)
Apparently a blend of names such as Emilia and Eliza, perhaps in some cases formed from the names of the bearer's parents (e.g. Emil and Flordeliza). See also Emelisse.
ESAH f Malay
Malay form of Aisha.
EZLYNN f Sinhalese (Rare), Malaysian (Rare)
A famous bearer is Ezlynn Deraniyagala (1908-1973), the first female barrister of Sri Lanka, who was also a founding member of the country's feminist movement.
FADHILAH f & m Indonesian, Malay
Variant transcription of Fadhila, also used as a masculine name.
FADIAH f Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Fadia.
FADILAH f & m Indonesian, Malay
Variant transcription of Fadila or Fadil.
FADZIL m Malay
Derived from Arabic فَاضِل‎ (fāḍil) meaning "worthy, virtuous, good".
FADZILAH f & m Malay
Malay form of Fadhila and Fadhil.
FAEZAH f Malay
Malay form of Faiza.
FAHMI m Indonesian, Malay
Means "my understanding" from Arabic فَهْم (fahm) "understanding, comprehension".
FAIROZAH f Malay, Maranao
Malay and Maranao form of Firuzeh.
FAIRUZAH f Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Firuzeh.
FAIZAH f Arabic, Malay, Indonesian, Maranao
Arabic variant transcription and Malay, Indonesian, and Maranao form of Faiza.
FAIZAL m Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Arabic variant transcription of Faysal as well as the Malay and Indonesian form.
FAKHRIAH f Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Fakhriyya.
FAKHRIYAH f Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Fakhriyya.
FARHANAH f Arabic, Malay, Indonesian, Maranao
Variant transcription of Farhana.
FARIDAH f Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Arabic variant transcription of Farida as well as the usual Malay and Indonesian form.
FARIHAH f Arabic, Malay, Indonesian (Rare)
Variant transcription of Fariha.
FATIHAH f Malay, Indonesian
Refers to the first chapter (surah) of the Qu'ran called الْفَاتِحَة‎ (Al-Fātiḥah), which means "the start, the opening" in Arabic.
FAUZI m Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Fawzi.
FAUZIAH f Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Fawziyya.
FITRI f & m Indonesian, Malay
Means "pure, natural" in Indonesian and Malay, ultimately from Arabic فِطْرِيّ (fiṭriyy). This name is solely feminine in Indonesia and unisex in Malaysia.
GHAZALI m Malay
From the name of Al-Ghazali, a Sunni Muslim philosopher and theologian.
GIN m & f Japanese, Chinese (Hakka), Malaysian
A variant of Chin in Chinese, the use of the name in Singapore and Malaysia is likely based on the Chinese name.... [more]
HABIBAH f Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Habiba.
HABSAH f Malay
Malay form of Hafsa.
HADIAH f Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Variant of Hadia. This is also the Malay and Indonesian word for "gift" or "prize".
HAFIDZ m Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Hafiz.
HAFISAH f Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Hafsa or variant of Hafizah.
HAFIZA f Arabic, Malay, Urdu, Indonesian
Feminine form of Hafiz.
HAFIZAH f Malay, Indonesian
Feminine form of Hafiz.
HAKIEM m Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Hakim.
HAKIMAH f Malay
Malay form of Hakima.
HALIMAH f Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Arabic variant transcription of Halima as well as the usual Malay and Indonesian form. A notable bearer is Halimah binti Yacob (1954-), the first female and current President of Singapore.
HAMDAN m Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
Means "the praised one" in Arabic. A famous bearer is (Sheikh) Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai (1982-).
HAMDIAH f Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Hamdiya.
HAMIDAH f Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
Arabic variant transcription of Hamida as well as the usual Indonesian and Malay form.
HAMZAH m Indonesian, Malay, Arabic
Indonesian and Malay form as well as an Arabic variant transcription of Hamza.
HANAFI m Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Refers to the Hanafi, one of the four schools of jurisprudence (fiqh) in Sunni Islam. The school is named after its founder, Abu Hanifa, who was a Sunni Muslim scholar.
HANIAH f Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Haniyya.
HAPSAH f Indonesian, Malay (Rare)
Indonesian and Malay form of Hafsa.
HARON m Malay
Malay form of Harun.
HASANAH f Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay feminine form of Hasan.
HASBULLAH m Malay, Indonesian
Derived from Arabic حَسَب (ḥasab) meaning "measure, extent, degree" combined with Allah.
HASIBAH f Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Hasiba.
HASIMAH f Malay
Malay feminine form of Hasim.
HASNAH f Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Hasna.
HAWARI m Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Means "apostle, follower, supporter" in Arabic.
HAYATI f Malay, Indonesian, Maguindanao
Derived from Arabic حياتي (ḥayāti) meaning "my life", ultimately from حَيَاة (ḥayāh) "life".
HAZIQ m Malay
Derived from Arabic حَاذِق‎ (ḥāḏiq) meaning "skillful, capable, clever".
HELMI m Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Variant transcription of Helmy.
HIJAU m & f Malay
Means "green, verdant" in Malay.
HISYAM m Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Hisham.
HUMAIRAH f Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Humayra.
HUSIN m Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Husayn.
HUSNAH f Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
Arabic variant transcription of Husna as well as the Indonesian and Malay form.
HUSNIYAH f Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Husniya.
IDERIS m Malay
Malay form of Idris (1).
IKMAL m Malay
Malay form of Iqmal.
INDERA m Malay, Indonesian
Malay form of Indra.
ISHAK m Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Alternate transcription of Ishaq.
ISNIN m Malay, Indonesian
Means "Monday" in Malay, ultimately from Arabic الِاثْنَيْنِ (al-iṯnayni).
IZZAH f Malay
Derived from Arabic عزّ (ʿizz) meaning "glory, power".
IZZAT m Arabic, Malay
Derived from Arabic عزّ (‘izz) meaning "glory, power" or "honor, majesty".
IZZATI f Malay, Indonesian
Feminine form of Izzat.
JAHIZAH f Malay
Derived from Arabic جَاهِز‎ (jāhiz) meaning "ready, prepared".
JALILAH f Malay, Maranao
Malay and Maranao form of Jalila.
JAMALIAH f Malay
Derived from Arabic جَمَال (jamāl) meaning "beauty" (see Jamal).
JAMALUDDIN m Indonesian, Malay, Urdu
Indonesian, Malay, and Urdu form of Jamal ad-Din.
JAMALUDIN m Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Jamal-ud-Din.
JAMILAH f Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Variant transcription of Jamila.
JATI m Malay
It means "teak" in Malay. Teak wood is strong and thus symbolises a powerful man.
JOHARI m Malay
Derived from Arabic جَوْهَر (jawhar) meaning "jewels, gems, precious stones" (of Persian origin).
JUNAIDAH f Malay, Indonesian
Feminine form of Junayd.
JUSOF m Malay (Rare)
Malay form of Yusuf.
JUWITA f Indonesian, Malay
Means "woman, girl" derived from Indonesian and Malay wanita meaning "woman, lady".
KAMALUDIN m Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Kamal ad-Din.
KAMARIAH f Malay
Derived from Arabic قَمَرِيّ (qamariyy) meaning "lunar, moon-like", ultimately from قَمَر (qamar) "moon, satellite".
KAMARUDDIN m Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Qamar ud-Din.
KAMILAH f Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian feminine form of Kamil (1).
KARIMAH f Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
Variant transcription of Karima.
KEMBANG f Malay
Means "flower" in Malay.
KHAIRIAH f Malay, Indonesian
Derived from Arabic خَيْر (ḵayr) meaning "goodness, good".
KHAIRINA f Indonesian, Malay
Derived from Arabic خَيْر (ḵayr) meaning "goodness, good".
KHAIRUDDIN m Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Khair ad-Din.
KHAIRUL m Malay, Indonesian, Bengali
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with خير ال (ḵayr al) meaning "goodness of" (such as خير الله (Khayr Allah) "goodness of Allah").
KHAIRUNNISA f Indonesian, Malay
Means "goodness of women", from Arabic خير (ḵayr) meaning "goodness, good" and نِسَاء (nisāʾ) "women" (see Nisa). This is an epithet of the Prophet Muhammad's wife, Khadija.
KHALIDAH f Malay
Malay feminine form of Khalid.
KHALIFAH m & f Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
Arabic variant transcription and Indonesian and Malay form of Khalifa, also occasionally used as a feminine name in Indonesia and Malaysia.
KHALISAH f Malay, Indonesian
Derived from Arabic خَالِص (ḵāliṣ) meaning "pure, clean".
KUNTUM f Malay, Indonesian
Means "flower bud, petal" in Malay and Indonesian.
LATIFF m Malay
Malay form of Latiff.
LATIPAH f Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Latifa.
LIYANA f Malay
Derived from Arabic لَيِّن (layyin) meaning "soft, tender, delicate".
LOKMAN m Arabic, Turkish, Malay, Bengali
Arabic variant transcription and Turkish, Malay, and Bengali form of Luqman.
LUKMAN m Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
Variant transcription of Luqman.
LUQMAN m Arabic, Malay, Indonesian, Urdu
From the name of the 31st surah (chapter) of the Qur'an, which was named after a figure who was mentioned several times in Islamic scripture. His name has been theorised by some to mean "wise" (possibly in reference to his position as a wise man or sage), though it may actually possess Sanskrit roots with similar origins to the names Lakshmana or Lakshmi... [more]
MAHFUDZ m Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Mahfuz.
MAHFUDZAH f Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian feminine form of Mahfuz.
MAHFUZAH f Malay
Feminine form of Mahfuz.
MAHIRAH f Malay
Feminine form of Mahir.
MAHSURI f Malay, Folklore
From Malay maha "great" and suri "queen". This is the name of a figure of folklore on the Malaysian island of Langkawi.
MAIMUN m Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Means "auspicious, blessed, favourable" in Arabic.
MAIMUNAH f Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Maymuna.
MAISARAH f Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Derived from Arabic ميسّر (maysir) meaning "facilitator, facilitating".
MAJEEDAH f Arabic, Malay
Variant transcription of Majida.
MAJIDAH f Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Majida.
MALARVILY f Tamil (Rare), Malaysian (Rare)
Possibly derived from Tamil மலர் (malar) meaning "flower".
MAMAT m Malay, Indonesian, Kyrgyz
Malay, Indonesian, and Kyrgyz form of Muhammad and Indonesian variant of Rahmat.
MANSOR m Malay, Arabic, Persian
Variant transcription of Mansur.
MARDHIAH f Malay, Indonesian
Derived from Arabic مَرْضِيَة‎ (marḍiya) meaning "satisfactory, pleasing".
MARZUKI m Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Marzouq.
MASAYU f Indonesian, Malay
Derived from Indonesian and Malay emas meaning "gold" and ayu meaning "pretty, beautiful, dainty".
MASIDAH f Indonesian, Malay
Meaning uncertain, probably of Arabic origin.
MASLINI f Malay (Rare)
Possibly derived from Arabic مُسَلٍّ (musallin) meaning "comforter" or "amusing, comforting".
MAZLAN m Malay
Meaning unknown.
MAZNAH f Malay
Malay form of Mazna.
MEGAT m Malay
Derived from Sanskrit महत् (mahát) meaning "great, large".
MELUR f Malay
Means "jasmine" in Malay.
MOHAMAD m Arabic, Malay
Arabic variant transcription and Malay variant of Muhammad.
MOKHTAR m Arabic, Malay
Malay form and Arabic alternate transcription of Mukhtar.
MOKHZANI m Malay (Rare)
Meaning unknown.
MUHAIMIN m Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Means "dominant, controller" or "guardian, overseer, protector" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition, المهيمن (al-Muhaymin) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
MUHYIDDIN m Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Mohy al-Din. A notable bearer is Muhyiddin Yassin (1947-), a Malaysian politician who served as the Prime Minister of Malaysia from 2009-2015.
MUKHLIS m Indonesian, Malay
Derived from Arabic مُخْلِص (muḵliṣ) meaning "sincere, devoted, loyal".
MUNIRAH f Malay, Arabic
Malay form and Arabic variant transcription of Munira.
MURNI f Malay
Means "pure, genuine, chaste, precious" in Malay.
MURSYID m Indonesian, Malay
Derived from Arabic مُرْشِد‎ (muršid) meaning "guide, teacher, leader".
MUTIARA f Indonesian, Malay
Means "pearl" in Indonesian and Malay.
MUZAIMAH f Malay, Indonesian
Meaning uncertain, probably of Arabic origin.
MYRAA f Malaysian
Variant of Myra.
NADIMAH f Malay, Indonesian
Feminine form of Nadim.
NADIRAH f Malay, African American
Malaysian and African American variant of Nadira.
NAFISAH f Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Arabic variant transcription and Malay and Indonesian form of Nafisa.
NAFIZAH f Malay, Indonesian
Derived from Arabic نَافِذَة (nāfiḏa) meaning "window, opening".
NAJIBAH f Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian of Najib.
NASIRAH f Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian feminine form of Nasir.
NASIRUDDIN m Arabic, Malay, Bengali
Variant transcription of Nasir al-Din.
NASRI m Arabic, Malay
Derived from Arabic نَصْر (naṣr) meaning "victory, triumph" or نَصَرَ (naṣara) "to help, to support".
NAUFAL m Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Nawfal.
NAZIHAH f Malay
Malay form of Naziha.
NAZIRAH f Malay
Malay feminine form of Nazir.
NOH m Malay
Malay form of Nuh.