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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.

NameGroupLanguage of OriginLanguages of UseMeaning/Translation or Related WordsUS 2015
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 
AnjangPanjangMalayMalayWords: long 
AsmaradanaAsmaradanaMalayMalay  
AwangAwangMalayMalayeldest son 
AyuAyuMalayMalaypretty, beautiful 
BagusBagusMalayMalaygood, excellent 
BambangBambangMalayMalayknight 
BasukiBasukiMalayMalayto prosper, to flourish 
BintangBintang/BintangMalayMalaystar 
BintangBintang/BintangMalayMalaystar 
BudiBudiMalayMalaymind, character 
BudiartoBudihartoMalayMalaymaybe one who is wise with wealth  
BudihartoBudihartoMalayMalaymaybe one who is wise with wealth  
BujangBujangMalayMalaybachelor 
BulanBulanMalayMalaymoon 
BungaBungaMalayMalayflower 
CheCheMalayMalay  
ChikKechikMalayMalaysmall, little 
CikCikMalayMalayMiss, Ms. 
DaraDaraMalayMalayjoung girl, virgin 
DayangDayangMalayMalaythe maiden 
DianDian/DianMalayMalaycandle 
DianDian/DianMalayMalaycandle 
DinihariDinihariMalayMalaydawn 
EmbongEmbongMalayMalay  
GunturGunturMalayMalaythunder 
HarumHarumMalayMalayscent, fragrant 
IndahIndahMalayMalaybeautiful, lovely 
IntanIntanMalayMalaydiamond 
JalakJalakMalayMalaystarling 
KasihKasihMalayMalaylove 
KechikKechikMalayMalaysmall, little 
KembangKembangMalayMalayflower, blossom 
KuntumKuntumMalayMalayflower bud 
LestariLestariMalayMalayeternal, abiding 
MahsuriMahsuriMalayMalaygreat queen 
Mas AyuMasayuMalayMalayWords: gold / gold / pretty, beautiful 
MasayuMasayuMalayMalayWords: gold / gold / pretty, beautiful 
MawarMawarMalayMalayrose 
MayangMayangMalayMalaypalm blossom 
MegatMegatMalayMalayWords: great 
MelorMelurMalayMalayjasmine 
MelurMelurMalayMalayjasmine 
MudaMudaMalayMalayyoung 
MurniMurniMalayMalaypure 
PanjangPanjangMalayMalayWords: long 
PuspawatiPuspawatiMalayMalayfemale flower 
SulungSulungMalayMalayfirst, eldest 
SuriawatiSuriawatiMalayMalayfemale sun 
SurintanSurintanMalayMalayWords: queen / diamond 
TembamTembamMalayMalaychubby 
TenukTenukMalayMalayTapir 
TerataiTerataiMalayMalaylotus, water lily 
TuahTuahMalayMalayluck, fortune 
UjangUjangMalayMalay  
WatiWatiMalayMalayfemale