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".
AINI f Indonesian, Malay
Means "my eye" or "my spring", derived from Arabic عَيْن (ʿayn)
meaning "eye" or "spring".
ATHIRAH f Malay
Derived from Arabic عَطِر (ʿaṭir)
meaning "fragrant, sweet-smelling".
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".
EFFENDI m Indonesian, Malay
Derived from the Ottoman Turkish title افندي (efendi)
meaning "lord, master, sir", ultimately from Greek αφέντης (aféntis)
"master, ruler, prince".
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.
FADZIL m Malay
Derived from Arabic فَاضِل (fāḍil)
meaning "worthy, virtuous, good".
FAHMI m Indonesian, Malay
Means "my understanding" from Arabic فَهْم (fahm)
FATIHAH f Malay, Indonesian
Refers to the first chapter (surah) of the Qu'ran called الْفَاتِحَة (Al-Fātiḥah)
, which means "the start, the opening" in Arabic.
FITRI f & m Indonesian, Malay
Means "pure, natural" in Indonesian and Malay, ultimately from Arabic فِطْرِيّ (fiṭriyy)
. This name is solely feminine in Indonesia and unisex in Malaysia.
GHAZALI m Malay
From the name of Al-Ghazali, a Sunni Muslim philosopher and theologian.
HALIMAH f Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Arabic variant transcription of Halima
as well as the usual Malay and Indonesian form. A notable bearer is Halimah binti Yacob (1954-), the first female and current 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-).
HANAFI m Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Refers to the Hanafi, one of the four schools of jurisprudence (fiqh) in Sunni Islam. The school is named after its founder, Abu Hanifa, who was a Sunni Muslim scholar.
HAZIQ m Malay
Derived from Arabic حَاذِق (ḥāḏiq)
meaning "skillful, capable, clever".
IZZAH f Malay
Derived from Arabic عزّ (ʿizz)
meaning "glory, power".
IZZAT m Arabic, Malay
Derived from Arabic عزّ (‘izz)
meaning "glory, power" or "honor, majesty".
JAHIZAH f Malay
Derived from Arabic جَاهِز (jāhiz)
meaning "ready, prepared".
JATI m Malay
It means "teak" in Malay. Teak wood is strong and thus symbolises a powerful man.
JOHARI m Malay
Derived from Arabic جَوْهَر (jawhar)
meaning "jewels, gems, precious stones" (of Persian origin).
JUWITA f Indonesian, Malay
Means "woman, girl" derived from Indonesian and Malay wanita
meaning "woman, lady".
KAMARIAH f Malay
Derived from Arabic قَمَرِيّ (qamariyy)
meaning "lunar, moon-like", ultimately from قَمَر (qamar)
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").
LIYANA f Malay
Derived from Arabic لَيِّن (layyin)
meaning "soft, tender, delicate".
LUQMAN m Arabic, Malay, Indonesian, Urdu
From the name of the 31st surah (chapter) of the Qur'an, which was named after a figure who was mentioned several times in Islamic scripture. His name has been theorised by some to mean "wise" (possibly in reference to his position as a wise man or sage), though it may actually possess Sanskrit roots with similar origins to the names Lakshmana
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 Indonesian, Malay
Derived from Indonesian and Malay emas
meaning "gold" and ayu
meaning "pretty, beautiful, dainty".
MASLINI f Malay (Rare)
Possibly derived from Arabic مُسَلٍّ (musallin)
meaning "comforter" or "amusing, comforting".
MEGAT m Malay
Derived from Sanskrit महत् (mahát)
meaning "great, large".
MUHAIMIN m Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Means "dominant, controller" or "guardian, overseer, protector" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition, المهيمن (al-Muhaymin)
is one of the 99 names of Allah
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.
NASRI m Arabic, Malay
Derived from Arabic نَصْر (naṣr)
meaning "victory, triumph" or نَصَرَ (naṣara)
"to help, to support".