Malay Submitted Names

Malay names are used in Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore, and Thailand.
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ABDUL HADImArabic, Malay
Means "servant of the guide" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" and هادي (hādi) "guide, leader".
ADHAMmArabic, Malay
Means "dark, black" in Arabic.
Malay form of Adila.
ADLANmChechen, Malay
Derived from Arabic عَدَلَ (ʿadala) meaning "to act justly" or "justice, fairness".
Malay variant of Effendi.
Variant transcription of Affendi.
AISYm & fIndonesian, Malaysian
Possibly a diminutive of AISYAH or QURAISY
AMEERAHfMalay, Arabic
Variant transcription of Amirah.
ANISAHfIndonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Anisa.
Malay form of Arif.
Malay form of Arif.
Malay form of Ashraf.
Means "eldest son" in Malay.
AZANmMalay, 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".
AZIMmArabic, 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.
AZIMAfIndonesian, Malay
Feminine form of Azim.
AZIZAHfMalay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Aziza.
AZIZULmMalay, 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").
Malay form of Aslan.
Meaning uncertain, possibly derived from Arabic أَزْمَان (ʾazmān) meaning "times, periods, ages", the plural of زَمَن (zaman).
AZMImArabic, Malay, Indonesian
Derived from Arabic عَزْم (ʿazm) meaning "resolution, resolve, determination".
Meaning unknown, possibly of Arabic origin.
BAHIRAHfMalaysian (Rare)
Variant of Bahira used in Malaysia.
BAKHTIARmPersian, Urdu, Indonesian, Malay, Bengali
Derived from Persian بختیار (baxtiâr) meaning "auspicious, lucky".
Malay variant of Ibrahim.
BONGSUm & fMalay
Means "the youngest" in Malay, used for the last born child.
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.
DANIALmMalay, Persian, Urdu, English (Modern)
Malay, Persian, and Urdu form of Danyal and English variant of Daniel.
Means "young lady, lady-in-waiting" in Malay.
DELIMAfMalay, Indonesian
From Malay delima meaning "pomegranate".
It means "chief" in both Malay and Indonesian.
DILAHfIndonesian, Malaysian
Possibly a variant of Dila.
DILLAHfIndonesian, Malaysian
Possibly a variant of Dilla.
DIYANAHfMalay, Muslim
Religion, divinity
Means "becoming" in Malay.
Variant transcription of Dhul Qarnayn.
Variant transcription of Zulkifli.
Malay form of Zulkifli.
Malay feminine name derived from the word embun meaning "dew".
EMILIZAfFilipino (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.
FADHILAHf & mIndonesian, Malay
Variant transcription of Fadhila, also used as a masculine name.
FADILAHf & mIndonesian, Malay
Variant transcription of Fadila or Fadil.
FADZILAHf & mMalay
Malay form of Fadhila and Fadhil.
FAIRUZAHfMalaysian (Rare), Indonesian (Rare)
Rare Malaysian and Indonesian variant of Firuzeh.
FAJARm & fIndonesian, Malay
Derived from Arabic فَجْر (fajr) meaning "dawn, daybreak". In Indonesia, it is exclusively a masculine name, while it is primarily masculine and occasionally feminine in Malaysia.
FARIHAHfMuslim, Malaysian
Variant transcription of Fariha.
FAUZImIndonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Fawzi.
FAUZIAHfMalay, Indonesian, Javanese
Malay, Indonesian, and Javanese form of Fawziyya.
GINm & fJapanese, 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]
HABIBAHfMalay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Habiba.
HAFIZAfMalaysian, Pakistani, Arabic (Rare)
Variant transcription of Hafizah.
HAFIZAHfMalay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian feminine form of Hafiz.
Malay form of Hakima.
HALIMAHfMalay, Muslim
Malay variant of Halima. A notable bearer is Halimah binti Yacob (1954-), the first female President of Singapore.
HAMIDAHfIndonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Hamida.
HAMZAHmIndonesian, Malay, Arabic
Indonesian and Malay form as well as an Arabic variant transcription of Hamza.
HASBULLAHmMalay, Indonesian
Derived from Arabic حَسَب (ḥasab) meaning "measure, extent, degree" combined with Allah.
HAWARImArabic, Indonesian, Malay
Derived from Arabic حَوَارِيّ‏ (ḥawāriyy) meaning "apostle, follower, supporter".
HELMImArabic (Maghrebi), Malay, Indonesian
Variant transcription of Helmy.
HIJAUm & fMalay
Means "green, verdant" in Malay.
HISYAMmMalay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Hisham.
HUSNIYAHfIndonesian, Malaysian, Muslim
Variant of Husniya used in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Malay form of Idris (1).
ISHAKmArabic, Malay, Indonesian
Arabic form of Isaac.
Means "Monday" in Malay.
Most likely derived from Arabic عزّ (ʿizz) meaning "glory, power".
JALILAHfMalaysian, Muslim
Malaysian form and variant of Jalila.
JAMALUDDINmIndonesian, Malay, Urdu
Indonesian, Malay, and Urdu form of Jamal ad-Din.
JAMALUDINmMalay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Jamal-ud-Din.
It means "teak" in Malay. Teak wood is strong and thus symbolises a powerful man.
Malay feminine form of Junayd.
KAMARUDDINmMalay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Qamar ud-Din.
Means "flower" in Malay.
KHAIRUNNISAfIndonesian, Malay
Means "best of women", from Arabic خير (khair) "good" and نِسَاء (nisa) "women" (see Nisa). This is an epithet of the Prophet Muhammad's wife Khadija. It was borne by Khair-un-Nissa Begum, the Hyderabadi wife of James Achilles Kirkpatrick (1764-1805), British Resident at Hyderabad from 1798 to 1805.
KHALIDAHfMalaysian, Muslim
Malaysian form and variant of Khalida.
KHALIFAHm & fArabic, Indonesian, Malaysian
Variant and feminine form of Khalifa also used in Malaysia and Indonesia.
KUNTUMfMalay (Rare), Indonesian (Rare)
Means "flower bud, petal" in Malay.
Malay form of Latiff.
Derived from Arabic لَيِّن (layyin) meaning "soft, tender, delicate".
Feminine form of Mahir.
MAHSURIfMalay, Folklore
From Malay maha "great" and suri "queen". This is the name of a figure of folklore on the Malaysian island of Langkawi.
MAIMUNAHfMalay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Maymuna.
MALARVILYfTamil (Rare), Malaysian (Rare)
Possibly derived from Tamil மலர் (malar) meaning "flower".
MANSORmMalay, Arabic, Persian
Variant transcription of Mansur.
MARZUKImIndonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Marzouq.
MASAYUfMalay, Indonesian
Malay feminine name derived from the words mas meaning "gold" and ayu meaning "pretty, beautiful".
Meaning unknown.
Malay form of Mazna.
It comes from the words "Maha Gaek", meaning the "Great One".
Means "jasmine" in Malay.
Means "free, independent" in Malay.
MOHAMADmArabic, Malay
Arabic variant transcription and Malay variant of Muhammad.
MOKHZANImMalay (Rare)
Meaning unknown.
MUHYIDDINmMalay, 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.
MUNIRAHfMalay, Arabic
Malay form and Arabic variant transcription of Munira.
Means "pure, genuine, chaste, precious" in Malay.
Variant of Myra.
NADIRAHfMalay, African American
Malaysian and African American variant of Nadira.
NAFISAHfMalay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Nafisa.
NAJIBAHfMalaysian, Muslim
Feminine form of Najib.
NASIRAHfMalaysian, Muslim
Malaysian form and variant of Nasira.
Malaysian variant of Naziha.
Combination of Nor and Aishah.
Combination of Nor and Hafizah.
Combination of Nor (1) and Arabic هِدَايَة (hidāya) meaning "guidance".
Intelligent.... [more]
NURAIDAfIndonesian, Malay, Kyrgyz
Either an elaboration of Nura or a combination of Nur and Aida.
NURAISYAHfMalay, Indonesian
Combination of Arabic نُور (nūr) meaning "light" and the given name Aisyah.
NURFAIZAHfIndonesian, Malay
Combination of Arabic نُور (nūr) meaning "light" and Faizah.
Combination of Arabic نُور (nūr) meaning "light" and the name Hafizah.
NURHIDAYAHfIndonesian, Malay
Combination of Nur and Arabic هِدَايَة (hidāya) meaning "guidance".
It means "silver". It was the fifth and most famous bendahara of the Sultanate of Malacca, Tun Perak, who served under four sultans from 1456 to 1498.
PUTIHf & mMalay
Means "white" in Malay.
QAMRAfArabic (Rare), Malay (Rare)
Possibly from Arabic قَمَر (qamar) meaning "moon" (see Qamar).
Malay feminine form of Rafid.
RAFIQAHfMalaysian, Indonesian
Feminine form of Rafiq.
Malay feminine form of Rahim.
RAHMAHfArabic, Malay, Indonesian
Derived from Arabic رَحْمَة (raḥma) meaning "compassion, mercy".
RASHIDAHfMalay, Muslim
Variant transcription of Rashida.
RASYADmIndonesian, Javanese, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Rashad.
RASYIDmIndonesian, Javanese, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Rashid.
RASYIDAHfMalay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Rashida.
Meaning unknown, most likely of Arabic origin.
Malay form of Ridwan.
RIDUANmIndonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Ridwan.
Malay form of Ridwan.
Possibly a Malay form of Ruslan.
Meaning unknown.
ROZIEfMalaysian, English (Modern, Rare)
Malaysian diminutive of Roziana and English variant of Rosie.
SABREmMalay, Malaysian
Borrowing from French sabre, where the sabre is an alteration of sable, which was in turn loaned from German Säbel, Sabel in the 1630s. The German word is on record from the 15th century, loaned from Polish szabla, which was itself adopted from Hungarian szabla (14th century, later szablya)... [more]
SADIAHfIndonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Sa'dia.
Malay form of Safiyyah.
Malay form of Salih.
SALLINAfEnglish (Rare), Malaysian
Probably a variant of Selina.
SALMAHfMalay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Salma.
Malay form of Samiha.
SAMSUDINmMalay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Shams al-Din.
Means "love, affection, darling, dear, kind, beloved" in Malay.
Means "Monday" in Malay.
Malay variant of Sri.
Derived from Arabic شَافِعِيّ (šāfiʿiyy) which refers to one of the four schools (madhhab) of Sunni Islam, the Shafi'i or Shafii. The sect was named in honour of its founder, Arab scholar Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn Idris al-Shafi'i.
Malay and Urdu form of Sharif al-Din.
Possibly the Malaysian form of Sophia. This claim requires research.
SOFIANmArabic (Maghrebi), Indonesian, Malay
Maghrebi transcription and Indonesian and Malay form of Sufyan.
SOLEHmIndonesian, Javanese, Malay
Javanese and Malay form of Salih.
Malay form of Suhaila.
Presumably a Malaysian form of Sohaila.
SULUNGm & fMalay
Means "eldest, first-born" in Malay.
SUPIANmChechen, Malay, Indonesian
Chechen and Malay variant of Supyan and Indonesian form of Sufyan.
SUPYANmChechen, Malay
Chechen and Malay form of Sufyan.
SURIAfEnglish, Malaysian, Celtic Mythology
Suria, also Syria, is the female deification of supposedly good flowing water, conceived as a weaning Mother goddess, in ancient Celtic polytheism.
Malay form of Shafiq.
SYAHIDmIndonesian, Javanese, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Shahid.
SYAHIDAHfMalay, Indonesian
Feminine form of Syahid.
SYAHIRmMalay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Shahir.
Malay form of Shahira.
SYAKIRmMalay, Indonesian, Acehnese
Malay and Indonesian form of Shakir.
SYARIFmMalay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Sharif.
Possibly means "my fragrance" in Malay.
SYAZWANIfMalaysian (Rare)
Means "my fragance, my sweet smell" in Malay.
SYUKRImMalay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Shukri.
Derived from Malay teratai meaning "waterlily".
Malay variant of Khadija.
Means "good luck" in Malay. A famous bearer is Hang Tuah, a Malay hero.
Means "purple" in Malay.
WAHABmArabic, Urdu, Malay
Means "giver, bestower" derived from Arabic وَهَبَ (wahaba) meaning "to give, to present, to bestow". In Islamic tradition الوهاب (al-Wahāb) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
WAHIDAHfIndonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Wahida.
WALIYUDDINmArabic (Rare), Malay
Means "ally / friend of the faith", which means a supporter of Islam. Mainly found among Muslims in Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei.
YAZIDmArabic (Maghrebi), Malay
Means "increasing, adding more" derived from Arabic زَادَ (zāda) meaning "to add, to increase". This name was borne by three Umayyad caliphs.
Malay form of Yunus.
Malay form of Yusuf. A notable bearer was Yusof bin Ishak (1910-1970), the first President of Singapore.
Variant of Yusof.
YUVANmIndian, Tamil (Rare), Malaysian (Rare)
From Sanskrit युवन् (yúvan) meaning “young, youthful, healthy”.
Possibly derived from Arabic زَاهِر (zāhir) meaning "shining, radiant".
ZAHIRAHfMalaysian, Muslim
Malaysian variant of Zahira.
ZAHRAHfMalay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Zahra. It is often paired with Fatimah in reference to the Arabic title for the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad, فاطمة الزهراء (Fatimah Az-Zahrā’), meaning "Fatimah the Splendid".
ZAINAHfMalaysian, Muslim
Malaysian variant of Zaina.
Derived from Arabic زين ال (zayn al) meaning "beauty of the", ultimately from زَيْن (zayn) meaning "beautiful, handsome, nice".
ZAINUDDINmIndonesian, Malaysian, Malay
Indonesian and Malaysian form of Zayn ad-Din.
ZAKYmMalay, Arabic (Egyptian, Rare)
Malay and Egyptian variant of Zaki.
Malay form of Zulaykha.
ZALINAfKazakh, Ossetian, Malay, Karachay-Balkar, Chechen
Most likely derived from Persian زر (zar) meaning "gold".