Malay Submitted Names
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.
ABDUL HADI m Arabic, Malay
Means "servant of the guide" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al)
meaning "servant of the" and هادي (hādi)
ADLAN m Chechen, Malay
Derived from Arabic عَدَلَ (ʿadala)
meaning "to act justly" or "justice, fairness".
AZAN 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 m Malay
Meaning uncertain, possibly derived from Arabic أَزْمَان (ʾazmān)
meaning "times, periods, ages", the plural of زَمَن (zaman)
AZWAN m Malay
Meaning unknown, possibly of Arabic origin.
BONGSU m & f Malay
Means "the youngest" in Malay, used for the last born child.
DANANG m Malay
No one knows this name means, but this was the name of the Bendahara (Grand Vizier) of the royal Court of Johor Sultanate who lived between the 16th and 17th centuries.
DAYANG f Malay
Means "young lady, lady-in-waiting" in Malay.
DEMANG m Malay
It means "chief" in both Malay and Indonesian.
DIYANAH f Malay
Derived from Arabic دِيَانَة (diyāna)
meaning "religion, creed".
EMBUN f Malay
Malay feminine name derived from the word embun
EZLYNN f Sinhalese (Rare), Malaysian (Rare)
A famous bearer is Ezlynn Deraniyagala (1908-1973), the first female barrister of Sri Lanka, who was also a founding member of the country's feminist movement.
FAJAR m & f Indonesian, Malay
Derived from Arabic فَجْر (fajr)
meaning "dawn, daybreak". In Indonesia, it is exclusively a masculine name, while it is primarily masculine and occasionally feminine in Malaysia.
HALIMAH f Malay, Muslim
Malay variant of Halima
. A notable bearer is Halimah binti Yacob (1954-), the first female President of Singapore.
HAMDAN m Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
Means "the praised one" in Arabic. A famous bearer is (Sheikh) Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai (1982-).
IZZAH f Malay
Most likely derived from Arabic عزّ (ʿizz)
meaning "glory, power".
JATI m Malay
It means "teak" in Malay. Teak wood is strong and thus symbolises a powerful man.
KHAIRUL m Malay, Indonesian, Bengali
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with خير ال (ḵayr al)
meaning "goodness of" (such as خير الله (Khayr Allah)
"goodness of Allah").
KHAIRUNNISA f Indonesian, Malay
Means "best of women", from Arabic خير (khair)
"good" and نِسَاء (nisa)
"women" (see Nisa
). This is an epithet of the Prophet Muhammad's wife Khadija
. It was borne by Khair-un-Nissa Begum, the Hyderabadi wife of James Achilles Kirkpatrick (1764-1805), British Resident at Hyderabad from 1798 to 1805.
LIYANA f Malay
Derived from Arabic لَيِّن (layyin)
meaning "soft, tender, delicate".
MAHSURI f Malay, Folklore
From Malay maha
"great" and suri
"queen". This is the name of a figure of folklore on the Malaysian island of Langkawi.
MASAYU f Malay, Indonesian
Malay feminine name derived from the words mas
meaning "gold" and ayu
meaning "pretty, beautiful".
MEGAT m Malay
Derived from Sanskrit महत् (mahát)
meaning "great, large".
MUHYIDDIN m Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Mohy al-Din
. A notable bearer is Muhyiddin Yassin (1947-), a Malaysian politician who served as the Prime Minister of Malaysia from 2009-2015.
MURNI f Malay
Means "pure, genuine, chaste, precious" in Malay.
PERAK m Malay
It means "silver". It was the fifth and most famous bendahara of the Sultanate of Malacca, Tun Perak, who served under four sultans from 1456 to 1498.
RAZIF m Malay
Meaning unknown, most likely of Arabic origin.
SABRE m Malay, Malaysian
Borrowing from French sabre, where the sabre is an alteration of sable, which was in turn loaned from German Säbel, Sabel in the 1630s. The German word is on record from the 15th century, loaned from Polish szabla, which was itself adopted from Hungarian szabla (14th century, later szablya)... [more]
SAYANG f Malay
Means "love, affection, darling, dear, kind, beloved" in Malay.
SHAFIE m Malay
Derived from Arabic شَافِعِيّ (šāfiʿiyy)
which refers to one of the four schools (madhhab) of Sunni Islam, the Shafi'i or Shafii. The sect was named in honour of its founder, Arab scholar Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn Idris al-Shafi'i.
SURIA f & m Malay, Indian
Means "sun" in Malay, ultimately from Sanskrit सूर्य (sū́rya)
). It is also used as a masculine name among Malaysian Indians.
TERATAI f Malay
Derived from Malay teratai
TUAH m Malay
Means "good luck" in Malay. A famous bearer is Hang Tuah, a Malay hero.
WAHAB m Arabic, Urdu, Malay
Means "giver, bestower" derived from Arabic وَهَبَ (wahaba)
meaning "to give, to present, to bestow". In Islamic tradition الوهاب (al-Wahāb)
is one of the 99 names of Allah.
WALIYUDDIN m Arabic (Rare), Malay
Means "ally / friend of the faith", which means a supporter of Islam. Mainly found among Muslims in Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei.
YAZID m Arabic (Maghrebi), Malay
Means "increasing, adding more" derived from Arabic زَادَ (zāda)
meaning "to add, to increase". This name was borne by three Umayyad caliphs.
YUSOF m Malay
Malay form of Yusuf
. A notable bearer was Yusof bin Ishak
(1910-1970), the first President of Singapore.