Malay Submitted Names

Malay names are used in Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore, and Thailand.
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ABDUL HADI m Arabic, Malay
Means "servant of the guide" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" and هادي (hādi) "guide, leader".
ADHAM m Arabic, Malay
Means "dark, black" in Arabic.
ADILAH f Malay
Malay form of Adila.
ADLAN m Chechen, Malay
Derived from Arabic عَدَلَ (ʿadala) meaning "to act justly" or "justice, fairness".
AFFENDI m Malay
Malay variant of Effendi.
AFFENDY m Malay
Variant transcription of Affendi.
AISY m & f Indonesian, Malaysian
Possibly a diminutive of AISYAH or QURAISY
AKAT m Indonesian, Malaysian
A Lun Bawang name.
AMEERA f Arabic, Dhivehi, Malay
Variant transcription of Amirah.
AMEERAH f Malay, Arabic
Variant transcription of Amirah.
AMINUDDIN m Malay
Malay form of Amin ud-Din.
ANISAH f Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Anisa.
ARIEF m Malay
Malay form of Arif.
ARIFF m Malay
Malay form of Arif.
ARIFFIN m Malay
Malay variant of Arifin.
ARIFIN m Indonesian, Malay
Derived from Arabic عَارِف (ʿārif) meaning "knowing, wise" (see Arif).
ASYRAF m Malay
Malay form of Ashraf.
AWANG m Malay
Means "eldest son" in Malay.
AZAN m Malay, Indonesian, Urdu
Derived from Arabic أَذَان‎ (ʾadhan) which refers to the Islamic call to prayer, called adhan or azan. The word itself is derived from أَذِنَ (ʾaḏina) "to listen" or أُذُن (ʾuḏun) "ear".
AZIM m Arabic, Malay, Indian (Muslim), Bengali, Persian
Means "magnificent, great, powerful" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition العظيم (al-Adhim) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
AZIMA f Indonesian, Malay
Feminine form of Azim.
AZIZAH f Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Aziza.
AZIZUL m Malay, Bengali (Muslim), Indonesian
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with عزيز ال (Aziz al) meaning "dear to" or "darling to" (such as Aziz Allah meaning "dear to Allah").
AZLAN m Malay
Malay form of Aslan.
AZMAN m Malay
Meaning uncertain, possibly derived from Arabic أَزْمَان (ʾazmān) meaning "times, periods, ages", the plural of زَمَن (zaman).
AZMI m Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Derived from Arabic عَزْم (ʿazm) meaning "resolution, resolve, determination".
AZWAN m Malay
Meaning unknown, possibly of Arabic origin.
BAHIRAH f Malaysian (Rare)
Variant of Bahira used in Malaysia.
BAKHTIAR m Persian, Urdu, Indonesian, Malay, Bengali
Derived from Persian بختیار (baxtiâr) meaning "auspicious, lucky".
BERAHIM m Malay
Malay variant of Ibrahim.
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.
DANIAL m Malay, Persian, Urdu, English (Modern)
Malay, Persian, and Urdu form of Danyal and English variant of Daniel.
DAYANG f Malay
Means "young lady, lady-in-waiting" in Malay.
DELIMA f Malay, Indonesian
From Malay delima meaning "pomegranate".
DEMANG m Malay
It means "chief" in both Malay and Indonesian.
DILAH f Indonesian, Malaysian
Possibly a variant of Dila.
DILLAH f Indonesian, Malaysian
Possibly a variant of Dilla.
DIYANAH f Malay
Derived from Arabic دِيَانَة (diyāna) meaning "religion, creed".
DUMADI m Malay
Means "becoming" in Malay.
DZULKARNAIN m Malay
Variant transcription of Dhul Qarnayn.
DZULKEFLY m Malay
Variant transcription of Zulkifli.
DZULKIFLI m Malay
Malay form of Zulkifli.
EMBUN f Malay
Malay feminine name derived from the word embun meaning "dew".
EMILIZA f Filipino (Rare), Malaysian (Rare)
Apparently a blend of names such as Emilia and Eliza, perhaps in some cases formed from the names of the bearer's parents (e.g. Emil and Flordeliza). See also Emelisse.
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.
FADHILAH f & m Indonesian, Malay
Variant transcription of Fadhila, also used as a masculine name.
FADILAH f & m Indonesian, Malay
Variant transcription of Fadila or Fadil.
FADZILAH f & m Malay
Malay form of Fadhila and Fadhil.
FAIRUZAH f Malaysian (Rare), Indonesian (Rare)
Rare Malaysian and Indonesian variant of Firuzeh.
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.
FARHANAH f Malay
Malay form of Farhana.
FARIHAH f Muslim, Malaysian
Variant transcription of Fariha.
FAUZI m Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Fawzi.
FAUZIAH f Malay, Indonesian, Javanese
Malay, Indonesian, and Javanese form of Fawziyya.
GIN m & f Japanese, Chinese (Hakka), Malaysian
A variant of Chin in Chinese, the use of the name in Singapore and Malaysia is likely based on the Chinese name.... [more]
HABIBAH f Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Habiba.
HAFIZA f Malaysian, Pakistani, Arabic (Rare)
Variant transcription of Hafizah.
HAFIZAH f Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian feminine form of Hafiz.
HAKIMAH f Malay
Malay form of Hakima.
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-).
HAMIDAH f Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Hamida.
HAMZAH m Indonesian, Malay, Arabic
Indonesian and Malay form as well as an Arabic variant transcription of Hamza.
HARON m Malay
Malay form of Harun.
HASBULLAH m Malay, Indonesian
Derived from Arabic حَسَب (ḥasab) meaning "measure, extent, degree" combined with Allah.
HAWARI m Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
Derived from Arabic حَوَارِيّ‏ (ḥawāriyy) meaning "apostle, follower, supporter".
HELMI m Arabic (Maghrebi), Malay, Indonesian
Variant transcription of Helmy.
HIJAU m & f Malay
Means "green, verdant" in Malay.
HISYAM m Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Hisham.
HUSNIYAH f Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Husniya.
IDERIS m Malay
Malay form of Idris (1).
ISHAK m Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Arabic form of Isaac.
ISNIN m Malay
Means "Monday" in Malay.
IZZAH f Malay
Most likely derived from Arabic عزّ (ʿizz) meaning "glory, power".
JALILAH f Malaysian, Muslim
Malaysian form and variant of Jalila.
JAMALUDDIN m Indonesian, Malay, Urdu
Indonesian, Malay, and Urdu form of Jamal ad-Din.
JAMALUDIN m Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Jamal-ud-Din.
JATI m Malay
It means "teak" in Malay. Teak wood is strong and thus symbolises a powerful man.
JUNAIDA f Malay
Variant of Junaidah.
JUNAIDAH f Malay
Malay feminine form of Junayd.
JUSOF m Malaysian (Rare)
Variant of Yusof (see Joseph).
KAMARUDDIN m Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Qamar ud-Din.
KEMBANG f Malay
Means "flower" in Malay.
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.
KHALIDAH f Malay
Malay feminine form of Khalid.
KHALIFAH m & f Arabic, Indonesian, Malaysian
Variant and feminine form of Khalifa also used in Malaysia and Indonesia.
KUNTUM f Malay (Rare), Indonesian (Rare)
Means "flower bud, petal" in Malay.
LATIFF m Malay
Malay form of Latiff.
LIYANA f Malay
Derived from Arabic لَيِّن (layyin) meaning "soft, tender, delicate".
MAHIRAH f Malay
Feminine form of Mahir.
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.
MAIMUNAH f Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Maymuna.
MAJEEDAH f Arabic, Malay
Variant transcription of Majida.
MALARVILY f Tamil (Rare), Malaysian (Rare)
Possibly derived from Tamil மலர் (malar) meaning "flower".
MANSOR m Malay, Arabic, Persian
Variant transcription of Mansur.
MARZUKI m Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Marzouq.
MASAYU f Malay, Indonesian
Malay feminine name derived from the words mas meaning "gold" and ayu meaning "pretty, beautiful".
MAZLAN m Malay
Meaning unknown.
MAZNAH f Malay
Malay form of Mazna.
MEGAT m Malay
Derived from Sanskrit महत् (mahát) meaning "great, large".
MELUR f Malay
Means "jasmine" in Malay.
MERDEKA m Malay
Means "free, independent" in Malay.
MOHAMAD m Arabic, Malay
Arabic variant transcription and Malay variant of Muhammad.
MOKHZANI m Malay (Rare)
Meaning unknown.
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.
MUNIRAH f Malay, Arabic
Malay form and Arabic variant transcription of Munira.
MURNI f Malay
Means "pure, genuine, chaste, precious" in Malay.
MYRAA f Malaysian
Variant of Myra.
NADIRAH f Malay, African American
Malaysian and African American variant of Nadira.
NAFISAH f Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Nafisa.
NAJIBAH f Malaysian, Muslim
Feminine form of Najib.
NASIRAH f Malaysian, Muslim
Malaysian form and variant of Nasira.
NAZIHAH f Malaysian
Malaysian variant of Naziha.
NORAISHAH f Malay
Combination of Nor and Aishah.
NORHAFIZAH f Malay
Combination of Nor and Hafizah.
NORHIDAYAH f Malay
Combination of Nor (1) and Arabic هِدَايَة (hidāya) meaning "guidance".
NORIAH f Malay
Strictly feminine form of the name Nor (1).
NUHAYA f Malaysian
Intelligent.... [more]
NURAIDA f Indonesian, Malay, Kyrgyz
Either an elaboration of Nura or a combination of Nur and Aida.
NURAISYAH f Malay, Indonesian
Combination of Arabic نُور (nūr) meaning "light" and the given name Aisyah.
NURFAIZAH f Indonesian, Malay
Combination of Arabic نُور (nūr) meaning "light" and Faizah.
NURHAFIZAH f Malay
Combination of Arabic نُور (nūr) meaning "light" and the name Hafizah.
NURHALIZA f Malay, Indonesian
Combination of the given names Nur and Haliza. A notable bearer is Siti Nurhaliza binti Tarudin (1979-), a Malaysian singer.
NURHIDAYAH f Indonesian, Malay
Combination of Nur and Arabic هِدَايَة (hidāya) meaning "guidance".
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.
PUTIH f & m Malay
Means "white" in Malay.
QAMRA f Arabic (Rare), Malay (Rare)
Possibly from Arabic قَمَر (qamar) meaning "moon" (see Qamar).
RAFIDAH f Malay
Malay feminine form of Rafid.
RAFIQAH f Malaysian, Indonesian
Feminine form of Rafiq.
RAHIMAH f Malay
Malay feminine form of Rahim.
RAHMAH f Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Derived from Arabic رَحْمَة (raḥma) meaning "compassion, mercy".
RASHIDAH f Malay, Muslim
Variant transcription of Rashida.
RASYAD m Indonesian, Javanese, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Rashad.
RASYID m Indonesian, Javanese, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Rashid.
RASYIDAH f Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Rashida.
RAZIF m Malay
Meaning unknown, most likely of Arabic origin.
RIDHUAN m Malay
Malay form of Ridwan.
RIDUAN m Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Ridwan.
RIDZUAN m Malay
Malay form of Ridwan.
RIKAN f Indonesian, Malaysian
A Lun Bawang name.
ROSLAN m Malay
Possibly a Malay form of Ruslan.
ROZAIMI m Malay
Meaning unknown.
ROZIE f Malaysian, English (Modern, Rare)
Malaysian diminutive of Roziana and English variant of Rosie.
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]
SADIAH f Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Sa'dia.
SAFIAH f Malay
Malay form of Safiyyah.
SALLEH m Malay
Malay form of Salih.
SALLINA f English (Rare), Malaysian
Probably a variant of Selina.
SALMAH f Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Salma.
SAMIHAH f Malay
Malay form of Samiha.
SAMSUDIN m Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Shams al-Din.
SARIMAH f Malay
Malay form of Sarima.
SAYANG f Malay
Means "love, affection, darling, dear, kind, beloved" in Malay.
SENIN m Malay
Means "Monday" in Malay.
SERI f Malay
Malay variant of Sri.
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.
SHARIFUDDIN m Malay, Urdu
Malay and Urdu form of Sharif al-Din.
SIDEK m Malay
Malay form of Sadiq.
SOFEA f Malaysian
Possibly the Malaysian form of Sophia. This claim requires research.
SOFIAN m Arabic (Maghrebi), Indonesian, Malay
Maghrebi transcription and Indonesian and Malay form of Sufyan.
SOLEH m Indonesian, Javanese, Malay
Javanese and Malay form of Salih.
SUHAILAH f Malay
Malay form of Suhaila.
SUHAILEE f Malaysian
Presumably a Malaysian form of Sohaila.
SULUNG m & f Malay
Means "eldest, first-born" in Malay.
SUPIAN m Chechen, Malay, Indonesian
Chechen and Malay variant of Supyan and Indonesian form of Sufyan.
SUPYAN m Chechen, Malay
Chechen and Malay form of Sufyan.
SURIA f & m Malay, Indian
Means "sun" in Malay, ultimately from Sanskrit सूर्य (sū́rya) (see Surya). It is also used as a masculine name among Malaysian Indians.
SYAFIQ m Malay
Malay form of Shafiq.
SYAHID m Indonesian, Javanese, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Shahid.
SYAHIDAH f Malay, Indonesian
Feminine form of Syahid.
SYAHIR m Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Shahir.
SYAHIRAH f Malay
Malay form of Shahira.
SYAKIR m Malay, Indonesian, Acehnese
Malay and Indonesian form of Shakir.
SYAKIRA f Indonesian, Malay
Feminine form of Syakir.
SYARIF m Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Sharif.
SYAZWAN m Malay
Possibly means "my fragrance" in Malay.
SYAZWANI f Malaysian (Rare)
Means "my fragance, my sweet smell" in Malay.
SYUKRI m Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Shukri.
TAUFEK m Malay
Malay form of Tawfiq.
TERATAI f Malay
Derived from Malay teratai meaning "waterlily".
TIJAH f Malay
Malay variant of Khadija.
TUAH m Malay
Means "good luck" in Malay. A famous bearer is Hang Tuah, a Malay hero.
UMI KALSOM f Malay
Malay form of Umm Kulthum.
UNGU f Malay (Rare)
Means "purple" in Malay.
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.
WAHIDAH f Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Wahida.
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.
YAHAYA m Malay, Western African, Hausa
Malay and Hausa form of Yahya.
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.
YUNOS m Malay
Malay form of Yunus.
YUSOF m Malay
Malay form of Yusuf. A notable bearer was Yusof bin Ishak (1910-1970), the first President of Singapore.