are used of the island nation of Madagascar on the eastern coast of Africa.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Aintsoa m & f Malagasy
From the Malagasy aina
meaning "life" and soa
Amboara m & f Malagasy
Means "sheaf of grain" or "bouquet of flowers" in Malagasy.
Andrianampoinimerina m Malagasy (Rare, Archaic), History
Andrianampoinimerina (1745–1810) ruled the Kingdom of Imerina from 1787 onwards, initiating the unification of Madagascar after more than seven decades of civil war. Therefore he is regarded as a cultural hero and holds near mythic status among the Merina people, being considered one of the greatest military and political leaders in the history of Madagascar.
Andriantsoa m & f Malagasy
From the Malagasy andrian
meaning "king, royal" and soa
Anjarasoa m & f Malagasy
From the Malagasy anjara
meaning "lot, share" or "destiny" and soa
Antsa m & f Malagasy
Means "chant" or "charitable, compassionate" in Malagasy.
Bakoly f Malagasy
Derived from Malagasy bakoly
"china, chinaware, porcelain; a crockery" with the intended meaning of "porcelain" and implying that the bearer is just as delicate or fair as this material.
Baovola f Malagasy
From the Malagasy name for the Adansonia digitata baobab tree.
Bary m & f Malagasy
Means "large eyes, brilliant eyes" in Malagasy.
Bodomalala f Malagasy
From the Malagasy bodo
meaning "childish, young" and malala
meaning "beloved, esteemed, revered". The name Bodo is often given to baby girls as a placeholder before a chosen name is given, and is sometimes retained as a woman's name, or, as a here, as a prefix in the name.
Faly m & f Malagasy
Means "content, glad, happy" in Malagasy.
Haja m & f Malagasy
Means "honour, reverence, respect" in Malagasy.
Holy f Malagasy
Derived from Malagasy oly
"curly; curly hair".
Olitiana f Malagasy
Combination of Malagasy oly
"curly, curly hair" and tiana
"to be loved; to be liked".
Ravoniaina f & m Malagasy
From Malagasy ravo
meaning "happy, bright" and niaina
meaning "experienced, lived".
Tandra f Malagasy
Means "mole, beauty mark", inferring that the girl is beautiful.
Vatosoa f Malagasy
Means "pearl" or "gems" in Malagasy. From vato
(meaning stone) and soa
(meaning good). Vato soa
literally means "good stones".
Vintanasoa m & f Malagasy
Means "good luck" in Malagasy. From vintana
(meaning luck) and soa
Voahirana f Malagasy
Derived from the Malagasy word voahirana
which describes a kind of water lily.