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".
Alwi m Indonesian, Malay
From Arabic علوي ('alawiyy)
meaning "of Ali 1
", used to refer to descendants or followers of Ali ibn Abi Talib (called Alawites).
Amirul أميرول m Malay, Bengali, Indonesian
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with أمير ال (amir al)
meaning "prince of the, commander of the".
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".
Asri عصري m & f Indonesian, Malay
Means "my age, my time" from Arabic عصر ('asr)
meaning "time, age, era". This also coincides with the Indonesian word asri
meaning "beautiful, fair". It is a unisex name in Indonesia while it is only masculine in Malaysia.
Athirah f Malay
Derived from Arabic عطر ('athir)
meaning "fragrant, sweet-smelling".
Awang اوڠ m Malay
Means "eldest son" in Malay. It is also used as an honorific in Brunei and an inherited title in Sarawak, Malaysia.
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.
Baharum بهاروم m Malay
Meaning uncertain, possibly 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.
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 Arabic, Malay
From the name of 11th-century Islamic philosopher and theologian Al-Ghazali. His name was derived from Arabic غزل (ghazala)
meaning "to spin, to whirl", given in reference to his father's occupation as a weaver... [more
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 8th-century Islamic theologian and jurist Abu Hanifa, who founded the Hanafi school (madhhab) of Sunni Islam.
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.
Ikhwan m Indonesian, Malay
Means "brother, friend" in Indonesian and Malay, derived from Arabic إخوان (ikhwan)
meaning "brothers, brethren, brotherhood", the plural of أخ (akh)
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".
Jailani m Indonesian, Malay
From the name of 12th-century Islamic scholar and religious leader Abd al-Qadir al-Gilani, who founded the Qadiriyya order (tariqa) of Sufism. His name was derived from the province of Gilan in present-day Iran, where he was born.