are used in Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore, and Thailand.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ABIDIN m Indonesian, Malay, Turkish
Derived from Arabic عابدين ('abidayn)
meaning "worshippers", the plural of عابد ('abid)
meaning "worshipper, servant".
AINI عينى f Indonesian, Malay
Means "my eye" or "my spring" from Arabic عَيْن (ʿayn)
meaning "eye" or "spring".
AIZAT ءايزات m Malay
Probably from Arabic عايز (ʿāyiz)
meaning "want, need".
AMIRUL أميرول m Malay, Bengali
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with أمير ال (ʾamīr al)
meaning "prince of the, commander of the" (such as Amirullah
ARIFIN m Indonesian, Malay
Means "wise, intelligent" in Indonesian and Malay, derived from Arabic عارف ('arif)
meaning "knowing, wise, learned".
ASHAR m Indonesian, Urdu, Malay
Possibly from Arabic أشعر ('ash'ara)
meaning "alarm, alert, notify" or أشار ('ashar)
meaning "observe, advise".
ATHIRAH عطيرة f Malay
Derived from Arabic عَطِر (ʿaṭir)
meaning "fragrant, sweet-smelling".
AZAN اذان m Malay, Indonesian, Urdu
Derived from Arabic أَذَان (ʾadhan)
which refers to the Islamic call to prayer, called adhan
. The word itself is derived from أَذِنَ (ʾaḏina)
"to listen" or أُذُن (ʾuḏun)
AZMAN عزمن m Malay
Derived from Arabic عزم ('azm)
meaning "resolution, resolve, determination".
AZRIN أزرين m & f Malay
Meaning uncertain, probably of Arabic origin.
BONGSU m & f Malay
Means "the youngest" in Malay, used for the last born child.
DEMANG m Malay
It means "chief" in both Malay and Indonesian.
EFFENDI ايفيندي m Indonesian, Malay
From the Ottoman Turkish title افندي (efendi)
meaning "lord, master, sir", ultimately from Greek αφέντης (aféntis)
FADILAH f & m Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
Arabic alternate transcription of FADILA
as well as the Indonesian and Malay form. It is sometimes used as a masculine name in Indonesia.
FADZIL فاضل, فاذل m Malay
Derived from Arabic فَاضِل (fāḍil)
meaning "worthy, virtuous, good".
FITRI فطري f & m Indonesian, Malay
Means "pure, natural" in Indonesian and Malay, ultimately from Arabic فطري (fitriyy)
. It is used as a feminine name in Indonesia while it is masculine in Malaysia.
GHAZALI غزالي m Malay
From the name of Al-Ghazali, a Sunni Muslim philosopher and theologian.
HALIMAH حاليمه f Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Arabic alternate transcription of HALIMA
as well as the Malay and Indonesian form. A notable bearer is Halimah binti Yacob (1954-), the current president of Singapore.
HANAFI حنفي m Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
From the name of one of the four schools of thought (madhhab) in Sunni Islam, which is derived from the name of its founder, Abu Hanifa.
HAYATI حياتي f Malay, Indonesian
Derived from Arabic حياتي (ḥayāti)
meaning "my life", from حَيَاة (ḥayāh)
HIDAYAH هدايه f & m Indonesian, Malay
From Arabic هِدَايَة (hidāya)
meaning "guidance". It is sometimes used as a masculine name in Indonesia.
HILMI حلمي m & f Arabic, Turkish, Malay, Indonesian
Derived from Arabic حلم (hilm)
meaning "forbearance, tolerance, endurance" or حلم (hulm)
meaning "dream, wish". It is occasionally used as a feminine name in Indonesia.
IRWAN ايروان m Indonesian, Malay
Meaning uncertain, possibly a variant of IRWIN
or from Indonesian and Malay nirwana
meaning "heaven, enlightenment, nirvana".
ISNIN اثنين m & f Malay, Indonesian
Means "Monday" in Malay, ultimately from Arabic الاثنين (al-ithnayni)
. It is sometimes used as a feminine name in Indonesia.
IZZAT عزت m Arabic, Malay
Derived from Arabic عزّ (‘izz)
meaning "glory, power" or "honor, majesty".
JATI m Malay
It means "teak" in Malay. Teak wood is strong and thus symbolises a powerful man.
JOHARI جوهري m Malay, Indonesian
Means "my jewels" from Arabic جَوْهَر (jawhar)
meaning "jewels, gems, precious stones" (of Persian origin).
JUWITA جوويت f Indonesian, Malay
Means "woman, girl" derived from Indonesian and Malay wanita
meaning "woman, lady".
KAMARIAH قمرية f Malay, Indonesian
Derived from Arabic قمري (qamariyy)
meaning "lunar, moon-like", from قمر (qamar)
KAMARUZAMAN قمر الزمان m Malay
Means "moon of time" from Arabic قمَر (qamar)
meaning "moon" combined with زمان (zaman)
meaning "time, age".
KHALIFAH خليفه m & f Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
Arabic variant transcription and Indonesian and Malay form of KHALIFA
, also occasionally used as a feminine name in Indonesia and Malaysia.
LIYANA ليانا f Malay
Derived from Arabic لَيِّن (layyin)
meaning "soft, tender, delicate".
LUQMAN لقمان m Arabic, Malay, Urdu, Indonesian
From the name of the 31st chapter (surah) of the Qur'an, named after a figure who is mentioned several times in Islamic scripture. The meaning of his name is not known; it has been suggested to mean "wise" (possibly in reference to his status as a wise man and sage), though it may actually have Sanskrit roots with a similar origin to the names LAKSHMANA
MAHATHIR محاضر, محضير m Malay, Bengali
Derived from Sanskrit महा (maha)
meaning "great" combined with धीर (dhira)
meaning "wise, steady, firm" or Persian تیر (tir)
meaning "arrow" (via Hindi तीर (tir)