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]
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.
DWI m & f Indonesian
Means "two, second"
in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit द्वि (dvi)
FIRDAUS m Arabic, Indonesian, Urdu
Derived from the Arabic word فردوس (firdaws)
, ultimately from Avestan pairidaeza
meaning "garden, enclosure".
HASAN m Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Indonesian
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.
KADEK m & f Indonesian, Balinese
Possibly from Balinese adik
meaning "younger sibling"
. This name is traditionally given to the second-born child.
KETUT m & f Indonesian, Balinese
Possibly from a Balinese word meaning "small banana"
. This name is traditionally given to the fourth child.
KOMANG m & f Indonesian, Balinese
Meaning unknown. This name is traditionally given to the third-born child in Balinese families.
MADE m & f Indonesian, Balinese
From Sanskrit मध्य (madhya)
. This name is traditionally given to the family's second-born child.
MEGA f & m Indonesian
in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit मेघ (megha)
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]
NYOMAN m & f Indonesian, Balinese
Possibly from a Balinese word meaning "end, remainder"
. This name is traditionally bestowed upon the third-born child.
PUTU m & f Indonesian, Balinese
in Balinese. Traditionally, this name is given to the first-born child.
RAJA (2) m Urdu, Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi, Indonesian
Means "king, ruler"
, from Sanskrit राजन् (rajan)
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.
SETIAWAN m Indonesian
From Indonesian setia
meaning "loyal, true"
, ultimately from Sanskrit सत्य (satya)
, combined with the masculine suffix -wan
SUHARTO m Indonesian, Javanese
From Sanskrit सु (su)
meaning "good" and अर्थ (artha)
meaning "wealth, property" (borrowed into Indonesian as harta
). This was the name of an Indonesian general (1921-2008) who seized power to become the country's second president.
SUKARNO m Indonesian, Javanese
From the Sanskrit prefix सु (su)
meaning "good" combined with the name of the mythological hero KARNA
. Sukarno (1901-1970), who did not have a surname, was the first president of Indonesia.
TIRTA m & f Indonesian
Means "sacred water, place of pilgrimage"
in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit तीर्थ (tirtha)
TRI m & f Indonesian
Means "three, third"
in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit त्रि (tri)
WAYAN m & f Indonesian, Balinese
From Balinese wayah
meaning "old, mature"
, ultimately from Sanskrit वयस् (vayas)
meaning "energy, strength, age". This name is traditionally given to the first-born child.