Indonesian Names

Indonesian names are used on the island nation of Indonesia in southeast Asia. See also about Indonesian names.
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ABDUL m Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Uzbek, Bengali, Indonesian, Malay
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with عبد ال ('Abd al) meaning "servant of the" (such as عبد العزيز ('Abd al-'Aziz) meaning "servant of the powerful").
ABDULLAH m Arabic, Turkish, Malay, Indonesian
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الله (see ABD ALLAH), as well as the regular Turkish, Malay and Indonesian form.
ADI (2) m Indonesian
Means "first" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit आदि (adi).
ADITYA m Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali, Indonesian
Means "belonging to ADITI" in Sanskrit. This is a name for the seven (or eight) Hindu gods who are the children of Aditi. It is also another name for the sun god Surya.
AGUNG m Indonesian
Means "great, large" in Indonesian.
AGUS m Indonesian
Variant of BAGUS.
AHMAD m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Pashto, Indonesian, Malay, Avar
Means "most commendable, most praiseworthy" in Arabic (a superlative form of HAMID (1)).
AISYAH f Indonesian
Indonesian form of AISHA.
AKBAR m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Indonesian, Indian (Muslim)
Means "greater, greatest" in Arabic. This was the name of a 16th-century Mughal ruler who expanded the empire to include most of India.
ALI (1) m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Indonesian, Malay, Avar, Kazakh, Dhivehi, Albanian, Bosnian
Means "lofty, sublime" in Arabic. Ali ibn Abi Talib was a cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad and the fourth caliph to rule the Muslim world. His followers were the original Shia Muslims, who regard him as the first rightful caliph.... [more]
ALYA (1) f Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
Means "sky, heaven, loftiness" in Arabic.
AMINAH (1) f Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Derived from Arabic أمِنَ (amina) meaning "feel safe". This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad's mother, who died when he was young.
AMIR (1) m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Malay, Indonesian, Bosnian
Means "commander, prince" in Arabic. This was originally a title, which has come into English as the Arabic loanword emir.
ANISA f Arabic, Indonesian
Feminine form of ANIS.
ANNISA f Indonesian
Indonesian feminine form of ANIS.
ANWAR m Arabic, Urdu, Indonesian
Means "brighter, more luminous" in Arabic. This name was borne by Egyptian president Anwar Sadat (1918-1981), who was assassinated three years after being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
ARIF m Arabic, Indonesian, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali
Means "learned, knowing, expert" in Arabic.
ASIH f Indonesian
Variant of KASIH.
BACHTIAR m Indonesian
Indonesian form of BAKHTIAR.
BAGUS m Indonesian
Means "handsome, excellent" in Indonesian.
BATARI f Indonesian
Means "goddess" in Indonesian.
BIMA m Indonesian
Indonesian form of BHIMA.
BUANA m Indonesian
Means "the world" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit भुवन (bhuvana).
BUDI m Indonesian
Means "reason, mind, character" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit बुद्धि (buddhi) meaning "intellect" (related to BUDDHA).
BULAN f Indonesian
Means "moon" (or "month") in Indonesian.
CAHAYA m & f Indonesian, Malay
Means "light" in Malay and Indonesian.
CAHYA m & f Indonesian
Variant of CAHAYA.
CINTA f Indonesian
Means "love" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit चिन्ता (chinta).
CITRA f Indonesian
Means "image" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit चित्र (chitra).
DARMA m Indonesian
Means "good deed" or "duty" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit धर्म (dharma).
DAUD m Indonesian, Arabic
Indonesian form of DAVID, and also an alternate transcription of Arabic داود or داوود (see DAWUD).
DEWI (2) f Indonesian
Indonesian form of DEVI.
DIAN m & f Indonesian
Means "candle" in Indonesian.
DWI m & f Indonesian
Means "two, second" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit द्वि (dvi).
EKA (1) m & f Indonesian
Means "one, first" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit एक (eka).
FAISAL m Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Malay, Indonesian
Alternate transcription of Arabic فيصل (see FAYSAL), as well as the usual Urdu, Bengali, Malay and Indonesian form.
FATIMAH f Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Means "to abstain" in Arabic. Fatimah was a daughter of the Prophet Muhammad and the wife of Ali, the fourth caliph.
FIRDAUS m Arabic, Indonesian, Urdu
Derived from the Arabic word فردوس (firdaws) meaning "paradise", ultimately from Avestan pairidaeza meaning "garden, enclosure".
GUNTUR m Indonesian
Means "thunder" in Indonesian.
HARTA m Indonesian
Means "wealth, treasure, property" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit अर्थ (artha).
HASAN m Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Indonesian
Means "handsome" in Arabic, from the root حَسُنَ (hasuna) meaning "to be beautiful, to be good". Hasan was the son of Ali and the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. He was poisoned by one of his wives and is regarded as a martyr by Shia Muslims. This was also the name of two kings of Morocco. It is sometimes transcribed as Hassan, though this is a distinct name in Arabic.
HIDAYAT m Arabic, Indonesian
Means "guidance" in Arabic.
IBRAHIM m Arabic, Malay, Indonesian, Bosnian, Dhivehi, Albanian
Form of ABRAHAM in several languages.
IDRIS (1) m Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Possibly means "interpreter" in Arabic. In the Quran this is the name of an ancient prophet. He is traditionally equated with the Hebrew prophet Enoch.
ILHAM m & f Arabic, Indonesian, Uyghur
Means "inspiration" in Arabic.
IMAN f & m Arabic, Persian, Indonesian
Means "faith", derived from Arabic أمُنَ (amuna) meaning "to be faithful". It is typically feminine in Arabic and typically masculine in Persian.
IMRAN m Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Malay, Indonesian, Bengali
Arabic form of AMRAM. This is the name Muslims traditionally assign to the father of the Virgin Mary (analogous to the Christian Joachim).
INDAH f Indonesian
Means "beautiful" in Indonesian.
INTAN f Indonesian, Malay
Means "diamond" in Malay and Indonesian.
IRFAN m Arabic, Urdu, Indonesian
Means "knowledge, awareness, learning" in Arabic.
ISKANDAR m Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
Arabic, Indonesian and Malay form of ALEXANDER.
ISMAIL m Arabic, Malay, Indonesian, Uyghur, Albanian
Malay, Indonesian, Uyghur and Albanian form of ISHMAEL. It is also an alternate transcription of Arabic إسماعيل (see ISMA'IL).
JUSUF m Bosnian, Indonesian
Bosnian and Indonesian form of YUSUF.
KASIH f Indonesian, Malay
Means "love" in Malay and Indonesian.
KRISNA m Indonesian
Indonesian form of KRISHNA.
KUSUMA m & f Indonesian
Derived from Sanskrit कुसुम (kusuma) meaning "flower".
LATIFAH f Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Feminine form of LATIF.
LESTARI f Indonesian
Means "eternal, abiding" in Indonesian.
LUTFI m Arabic, Indonesian
Means "kind, gentle" in Arabic.
MAHMUD m Arabic, Persian, Pashto, Uzbek, Bengali, Indonesian, Malay
Means "praised" in Arabic, from the same root as Muhammad. This was the name of the first Muslim ruler of India (11th century). It was also borne by two Ottoman sultans.
MANSUR m Arabic, Turkish, Indonesian, Uzbek
Means "victorious" in Arabic. Abu Jafar al-Mansur was an 8th-century Abbasid caliph and the founder of the city of Baghdad.
MAWAR f Indonesian, Malay
Means "rose" in Malay and Indonesian.
MEGA f & m Indonesian
Means "cloud" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit मेघ (megha).
MELATI f Indonesian, Malay
Means "jasmine flower" in Malay and Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit मालती (malati).
MUHAMAD m Indonesian, Malay, Avar
Indonesian, Malay and Avar variant of MUHAMMAD.
MUHAMMAD m Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Bengali, Tajik, Uzbek, Indonesian, Malay, Avar
Means "praised, commendable" in Arabic, derived from the root حَمِدَ (hamida) meaning "to praise". This was the name of the prophet who founded the Islamic religion in the 7th century. According to Islamic belief, at age 40 Muhammad was visited by the angel Gabriel, who provided him with the first verses of the Quran. Approximately 20 years later he conquered Mecca, the city of his birth, and his followers controlled most of the Arabian Peninsula at the time of his death in 632.... [more]
NUR f & m Arabic, Turkish, Urdu, Uyghur, Indonesian, Malay
Means "light" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition النور (al-Nur) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
NURUL m & f Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with نور ال (Nur al) meaning "light of the" (such as نور الدين (Nur al-Din) meaning "light of religion").
PURNAMA f & m Indonesian
Means "full moon" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit पूर्णिमा (purnima).
PUTRA m Indonesian
Means "son" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit पुत्र (putra).
PUTRI f Indonesian
Means "daughter" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit पुत्री (putri).
RAHMAN m Arabic, Persian, Pashto, Indonesian, Malay, Bengali
Means "merciful" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الرحمٰن (al-Rahman) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
RAJA (2) m Urdu, Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi, Indonesian
Means "king, ruler", from Sanskrit राजन् (rajan).
RATNA f & m Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Nepali, Indonesian
Derived from Sanskrit रत्न (ratna) meaning "jewel, treasure". This is a transcription of both the feminine form रत्ना and the masculine form रत्न.
RATU f Indonesian
Means "queen" in Indonesian and Javanese.
RIDWAN m Arabic, Indonesian
Means "satisfaction" in Arabic.
RUSLAN m Russian, Tatar, Bashkir, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uzbek, Turkmen, Azerbaijani, Ossetian, Chechen, Ingush, Avar, Circassian, Indonesian, Malay
Form of YERUSLAN used by Aleksandr Pushkin in his poem Ruslan and Ludmila (1820), which was loosely based on Russian and Tatar folktales of Yeruslan Lazarevich.
RUSTAM m Kazakh, Uzbek, Tajik, Indonesian
Form of ROSTAM in various languages.
SARI (2) f Indonesian
Means "essence" in Indonesian.
SETIAWAN m Indonesian
From Indonesian setia meaning "loyal, true", ultimately from Sanskrit सत्य (satya), combined with the masculine suffix -wan.
SITI f Malay, Indonesian
Malay form of SITA.
SRI m & f Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Indonesian
Indonesian and southern Indian form of SHRI.
SULAIMAN m Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
Alternate transcription of Arabic سليمان (see SULAYMAN), as well as the usual Indonesian and Malay form.
SURYA m Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Indonesian
Means "sun" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu god of the sun.
SUSILA m Indonesian
Indonesian form of SUSHILA.
TAUFIK m Indonesian
Indonesian form of TAWFIQ.
TIRTA m & f Indonesian
Means "sacred water, place of pilgrimage" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit तीर्थ (tirtha).
TIRTO m Indonesian
Javanese form of TIRTA.
TRI m & f Indonesian
Means "three, third" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit त्रि (tri).
VINA f Indonesian
From Sanskrit वीणा (Vina) meaning "lute".
WAHYU m Indonesian
Means "revelation" in Indonesian.
WANGI f Indonesian, Malay
Means "fragrant" in Malay and Indonesian.
WATI f Indonesian, Malay
From a suffix meaning "woman" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit.
WIBAWA m Indonesian
Means "authority, power" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit विभव (vibhava).
WIDYA f Indonesian
Indonesian form of VIDYA.
WIRA m Indonesian, Malay
Means "hero" in Indonesian and Malay, ultimately from Sanskrit वीर (vira).
YOHANES m Indonesian
Indonesian form of JOHN.
YUDA m Indonesian
Means "war" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit युद्ध (yuddha).
YULIANA f Russian, Bulgarian, Indonesian
Russian, Bulgarian and Indonesian form of JULIANA.
YUSUF m Arabic, Turkish, Indonesian
Arabic, Turkish and Indonesian form of Yosef (see JOSEPH).
ZAKARIA m Georgian, Malay, Indonesian, Arabic
Georgian, Malay and Indonesian form of ZECHARIAH, as well as an alternate transcription of Arabic زَكَرِيّا (see ZAKARIYYA).