Malay Names

Malay names are used in Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore, and Thailand.
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ABDUL m Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, 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) "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.
ABDUL-RAHMAN m Arabic, Malay
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الرحمٰن (see ABD AL-RAHMAN), as well as the regular Malay form.
AHMAD m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Indonesian, Malay, Avar
Means "most commendable, most praiseworthy" in Arabic (a superlative form of HAMID (1)).
AISHAH f Arabic, Malay
Alternate transcription of Arabic عائشة (see AISHA), as well as the usual Malay form.
ALI (1) m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Indonesian, Malay, Avar, Kazakh, Dhivehi
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 أمن (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
Means "commander, prince" in Arabic. This was originally a title, which has come into English as the Arabic loanword emir.
AZHAR m Arabic, Urdu, Malay
Means "shining, bright" in Arabic.
CAHAYA m & f Indonesian, Malay
Means "light" in Malay and Indonesian.
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.
IBRAHIM m Arabic, Malay, Indonesian, Bosnian, Dhivehi
Arabic, Malay, Indonesian, Bosnian and Dhivehi form of ABRAHAM.
IMRAN m Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Malay, Bengali
Arabic form of AMRAM. This is the name Muslims traditionally assign to the father of the Virgin Mary (analogous to the Christian Joachim).
INTAN f Indonesian, Malay
Means "diamond" in Malay and Indonesian.
ISKANDAR m Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
Arabic, Indonesian and Malay form of ALEXANDER.
ISMAIL m Arabic, Malay, Uyghur, Albanian
Malay, Uyghur and Albanian form of ISHMAEL. It is also an alternate transcription of Arabic إسماعيل (see ISMA'IL).
KASIH f Indonesian, Malay
Means "love" in Malay and Indonesian.
KHADIJAH f Arabic, Malay
Alternate transcription of Arabic خديجة (see KHADIJA), as well as the usual Malay form.
KHATIJAH f Malay
Malay variant form of KHADIJA.
MAHMUD m Arabic, Persian, Pashto, 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.
MAWAR f Indonesian, Malay
Means "rose" in Malay and Indonesian.
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, 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 Muslim 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]
NOR (1) f & m Malay
Malay variant of NUR.
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) "light of religion").
PUTERA m Malay
Means "son, prince" in Malay, ultimately from Sanskrit पुत्र (putra).
PUTERI f Malay
Means "daughter, princess" in Malay, ultimately from Sanskrit पुत्री (putri).
RAHMAN m Arabic, Persian, Indonesian, Malay, Bengali
Means "merciful" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الرحمٰن (al-Rahman) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
SHARIF m Arabic, Urdu, Pashto, Persian, Malay
Means "eminent, virtuous" in Arabic. This was a title used by the descendants of Muhammad.
SHARIFAH f Arabic, Malay
Feminine form of SHARIF.
SITI f Malay, Indonesian
Malay form of SITA.
SULAIMAN m Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
Alternate transcription of Arabic سليمان (see SULAYMAN), as well as the usual Indonesian and Malay form.
WANGI f Indonesian, Malay
Means "fragrant" in Malay and Indonesian.
WATI f Indonesian, Malay
From a suffix meaning "woman" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit.
WIRA m Indonesian, Malay
Means "hero" in Indonesian and Malay, ultimately from Sanskrit वीर (vira).