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Language Malay: Names And Words

Description:Malay, a language with variants spoken in several South East Asian countries like Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore
Hitparade series:Malaysia

Given names in Malay-speaking countries, i.e. Malaysia, Brunei, Singapur and Indonesia, are heavily influenced by Islam. Nevertheless there are also names of genuine Malay origin in use, and for many Arabic/Islamic names there are variants specific to regions where people speak Malay.

The following name list for the language Malay is a list of such names.

So far most of the candidates for names for my list came from these two pages: Behind the Name: Indonesian Names, Wiktionary: Appendix: Malay given names

However, I did not simply copy those lists, but independently checked each name myself, and furthermore took great care to list only names that are in actual use today, i.e. where I managed to find at least a handful of people on the Internet who carry the given name in question. Because of this rule I dropped names like e.g. Luncai, Tanggang, Perang or Demak from those lists.

Malay is one of the most widely spoken languages on Earth. You can find details about the language e.g. here in Wikipedia. Like the Philippine language of Tagalog Malay is a member of the Austronesian family of languages.

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NameGroupLanguage of OriginLanguages of UseMeaning/Translation or Related WordsUS 2015
AdiAdiSanskritMalaythe first 
Adi PuteraAdiputeraMalayMalayWords: first / son / prince 
Adi PuteriAdiputeriMalayMalayWords: first / daughter / princess 
Adi PutraAdiputeraMalayMalayWords: first / son / prince 
Adi PutriAdiputeriMalayMalayWords: first / daughter / princess 
AdiputeraAdiputeraMalayMalayWords: first / son / prince 
AdiputeriAdiputeriMalayMalayWords: first / daughter / princess 
AdiputraAdiputeraMalayMalayWords: first / son / prince 
AdiputriAdiputeriMalayMalayWords: first / daughter / princess 
AgungAgungMalayMalaygreat 
AgusBagusMalayMalaygood, excellent 
AhadAhadArabicMalaySunday 
AishahAish/AishaArabicMalayalive 
AisyahAish/AishaArabicMalayalive 
AndikaAndikaUnknownMalay  
AnjangPanjangMalayMalayWords: long 
AnuarAnwarArabicMalaybrighter 
AqilahAqeelahUnknownMalay  
AriffArifArabicMalayknowledgeable, wise 
ArissaArissaUnknownMalay  
AshraffAshrafArabicMalaymost honorable, most noble 
AsmaradanaAsmaradanaMalayMalay  
AtanAtanUnknownMalay  
AwangAwangMalayMalayeldest son 
AyuAyuMalayMalaypretty, beautiful 
AzuraAzuraUnknownMalaymaybe sky blue 
BagusBagusMalayMalaygood, excellent 
BambangBambangMalayMalayknight 
BasukiBasukiMalayMalayto prosper, to flourish 
BatariBatariSanskritMalaygoddess 
BatrisyaBatrisyaUnknownMalay  
BayuBayuSanskritMalaywind 
BerahimAbrahamHebrewMalayfather of many 
BethariBatariSanskritMalaygoddess 
BimaBimaSanskritMalayWords: terrifying 
BintangBintang/BintangMalayMalaystar 
BintangBintang/BintangMalayMalaystar 
BuanaBuanaSanskritMalayearth, world 
BudiBudiMalayMalaymind, character 
BudiartoBudihartoMalayMalaymaybe one who is wise with wealth  
BudihartoBudihartoMalayMalaymaybe one who is wise with wealth  
BujangBujangMalayMalaybachelor 
BulanBulanMalayMalaymoon 
BungaBungaMalayMalayflower 
CahayaCahayaSanskritMalaylight, radiance 
CahyaCahayaSanskritMalaylight, radiance 
CempakaCempakaSanskritMalayFrangipani 
ChahayaCahayaSanskritMalaylight, radiance 
CheCheMalayMalay  
ChikKechikMalayMalaysmall, little 
CikCikMalayMalayMiss, Ms. 
CitraCitraSanskritMalaypicture 
DamiaDamiaUnknownMalay  
DanangDanangUnknownMalay  
DanialDaniel/DanielaHebrewMalayGod is my judge 
DanishDaneshPersianMalayknowledge 
DaraDaraMalayMalayjoung girl, virgin 
DarwishDarwishOld PersianMalay  
DaudDavid/DavidaHebrewMalaybeloved 
DautDavid/DavidaHebrewMalaybeloved 
DayangDayangMalayMalaythe maiden 
DelimaDelimaSanskritMalayruby; pomegranate 
DerisIdrisArabicMalayWords: study 
DewiDewiSanskritMalaygoddess 
DhiaZiaArabicMalaysplendor, glow 
DianDian/DianMalayMalaycandle 
DianDian/DianMalayMalaycandle 
DinihariDinihariMalayMalaydawn 
DollahAbdallahArabicMalayservant of Allah 
DwiDwi/DwiSanskritMalaytwo 
DwiDwi/DwiSanskritMalaytwo 
EkaEka/EkaSanskritMalayone 
EkaEka/EkaSanskritMalayone 
EkoEka/EkaSanskritMalayone 
ElyasElijah/ElianeHebrewMalaymy god is Yahweh 
EmbongEmbongMalayMalay  
EsahAish/AishaArabicMalayalive 
FajarFajarArabicMalaydawn 
FarishFarisArabicMalayknight 
FirashFirashUnknownMalay  
GunturGunturMalayMalaythunder 
HapsahHafsaArabicMalaygathering 
HaronAaronHebrewMalaythe enlightened 
HarumHarumMalayMalayscent, fragrant 
HaryatiHaryatiUnknownMalayWords: desire 
HayatiHaryatiUnknownMalayWords: desire 
HeryatiHaryatiUnknownMalayWords: desire 
IndahIndahMalayMalaybeautiful, lovely 
InderaIndraSanskritMalayWords: drop / possessing 
IndraIndraSanskritMalay, HindiWords: drop / possessing 
IntanIntanMalayMalaydiamond 
IshakIsaacHebrewMalayhe laughs 
IsninSeninArabicMalayMonday 
IzaraIzaraUnknownMalay  
IzzaraIzaraUnknownMalay  
IzzatIzzat/IzzatiArabicMalayrespect, honor, prestige 
IzzatiIzzat/IzzatiArabicMalayrespect, honor, prestige 
JalakJalakMalayMalaystarling 
JayaJayaSanskritMalaysuccessful, victorious 
JebatJebatArabicMalayWords: musk 
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