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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 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.

Further informations about the following names, corrections and additions are of course welcome anytime! (contact information).

The female names:

Adi Puteri Variant of Adiputeri
Adi Putri Variant of Adiputeri
Adiputeri Adiputeri
Adiputri Variant of Adiputeri
Aishah Variant of Aisha
Aisyah Variant of Aisha
Asmaradana Asmaradana
Ayu Ayu
Azura Azura
Batari Batari
Bethari Variant of Batari
Bintang Bintang
Bulan Bulan
Bunga Bunga
Cahaya Cahaya
Cahya Variant of Cahaya
Cempaka Cempaka
Chahaya Variant of Cahaya
Cik Cik
Citra Citra
Dara Dara
Dayang Dayang
Delima Delima
Dewi Dewi
Dian Dian
Dinihari Dinihari
Dwi Dwi
Eka Eka
Esah Variant of Aisha
Hapsah Variant of Hafsa
Harum Harum
Haryati Haryati
Hayati Variant of Haryati
Heryati Variant of Haryati
Indah Indah
Intan Intan
Izzati Izzati
Jenab Variant of Zaynab
Joyah Joyah
Juwita Juwita
Kartika Kartika
Kartini Kartini
Kasih Kasih
Katijah Variant of Khadija
Kembang Kembang
Khatijah Variant of Khadija
Kuntum Kuntum
Latipah Variant of Latifa
Lestari Lestari
Mahsuri Mahsuri
Mas Ayu Variant of Masayu
Masayu Masayu
Mastini Mastini
Mawar Mawar
Mayang Mayang
Mega Mega
Melati Melati
Melor Variant of Melur
Melur Melur
Minah Variant of Amina
Munah Variant of Maďmouna
Murni Murni
Nilam Nilam
Nirmala Nirmala
Pertiwi Pertiwi
Purnama Purnama
Puspa Puspa
Puspawati Puspawati
Puteri Puteri
Putri Variant of Puteri
Samrita Samrita
Sari Sari
Sepiah Variant of Safiya
Seri Seri
Sinta Variant of Sita
Sri Variant of Seri
Suria Suria
Suriani Suriani
Suriawati Suriawati
Surintan Surintan
Tembam Tembam
Tempawan Tempawan
Teratai Teratai
Tijah Variant of Khadija
Tipah Variant of Latifa
Wati Wati
Wira Wira
Yati Yati
Zamrud Zamrud

The male names:

Adi Adi
Adi Putera Variant of Adiputera
Adi Putra Variant of Adiputera
Adiputera Adiputera
Adiputra Variant of Adiputera
Agung Agung
Agus Variant of Bagus
Ahad Ahad
Andika Andika
Anjang Variant of Panjang
Anuar Variant of Anwar
Atan Atan
Awang Awang
Bagus Bagus
Bambang Bambang
Basuki Basuki
Bayu Bayu
Berahim Variant of Abraham
Bima Bima
Bintang Bintang
Buana Buana
Budi Budi
Budiarto Variant of Budiharto
Budiharto Budiharto
Bujang Bujang
Che Che
Chik Variant of Kechik
Danang Danang
Danial Variant of Daniel
Daud Variant of David
Daut Variant of David
Deris Variant of Idris
Dian Dian
Dollah Variant of Abdallah
Dwi Dwi
Eka Eka
Eko Variant of Eka
Elyas Variant of Elijah
Embong Embong
Fajar Fajar
Guntur Guntur
Haron Variant of Aaron
Indera Variant of Indra
Indra Indra
Ishak Variant of Isaac
Isnin Variant of Senin
Izzat Izzat
Jalak Jalak
Jaya Jaya
Jebat Jebat
Kechik Kechik
Kefli Kefli
Kifli Variant of Kefli
Leman Variant of Solomon
Lokman Variant of Luqman
Lukman Variant of Luqman
Mad Variant of Muhammad
Mamat Variant of Muhammad
Mat Variant of Muhammad
Megat Megat
Muda Muda
Noh Variant of Noah
Omar Variant of Umar
Osman Osman
Panjang Panjang
Perwira Perwira
Putera Putera
Putra Variant of Putera
Sabtu Sabtu
Selasa Selasa
Senin Senin
Setiawan Setiawan
Shuib Variant of Shoaib
Slamet Slamet
Suib Variant of Shoaib
Sulung Sulung
Tenuk Tenuk
Teruna Teruna
Tuah Tuah
Uda Uda
Ujang Ujang
Usop Variant of Joseph
Yaakob Variant of Jacob
Yahaya Variant of John
Yunos Variant of Jonah
Zakaria Variant of Zachary
Zulkarnain Zulkarnain
Zulkifli Variant of Kefli
Zulkipli Variant of Kefli


Aaron
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: the enlightened
Info about origin: the meaning of the name as 'the enlightened' is disputed; the name could also be of unknown Egyptian origin
 in the Bible Aaron is the older brother of Moses
Words: aharon=the enlightened (Hebrew)
Variants: Aaron  German, Hebrew   (#31 in US popularity)   (#113 in Switzerland 1997)
 Aron  German, Hebrew   (#577 in US popularity)   (#317 in Switzerland 1997)
 Aaran  English
 Aaren  English
 Aarón  Spanish
 Aronne  Italian
 Arron  English   (#737 in US popularity)
 Eron  Spanish
 Aaro  Finnish
 Haron  Malay
 Haroun  Arabic
 Harun  Arabic   (#671 in Switzerland 1997)
 Áron  Hungarian
 Aharon  Hebrew (old/original name form)

Abdallah
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: servant of Allah
Info about origin: known as the name of the father of Prophet Muhammad
Words: abd=the servant (Arabic) ; Allah=(the name of God) (Arabic)
Variants: Abdallah  Arabic
 Abd Allah  Arabic
 Abd-Allah  Arabic
 Abdullah  Arabic   (#1000 in US popularity)
 Dollah  Malay

Abraham
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: father of many
Info about origin: in the Bible Abraham is the founder of the Hebrews
 the Bible explains his name as 'ab hamon goyim' with a meaning of 'father of a multitude of nations'
Words: ab=the father (Hebrew) ; hamon=the multitude (Hebrew)
Variants: Abraham  German, English   (#238 in US popularity)
 Abe  English
 Abramo  Italian
 Bram  English, Dutch
 Aapo  Finnish
 Abraam  Greek
 Berahim  Malay
 Ibrahim  Arabic   (#800 in US popularity)   (#293 in Switzerland 1997)
 Ibrahima  Arabic
 Avraham  Hebrew (old/original name form)

Adi
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: the first
Words: adi=first (Sanskrit)
Variants: Adi  Malay

Adiputera
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: male
Words: adi=first (Sanskrit) ; putra=the son (Malay) ; putera=the prince (Malay)
Variants: Adiputera  Malay
 Adi Putera  Malay
 Adi Putra  Malay
 Adiputra  Malay

Adiputeri
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: female
Words: adi=first (Sanskrit) ; putri=the daughter (Malay) ; puteri=the princess (Malay)
Variants: Adiputeri  Malay
 Adi Puteri  Malay
 Adi Putri  Malay
 Adiputri  Malay

Agung
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: great
Words: agang=large, great, majestic (Malay)
Variants: Agung  Malay

Ahad
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: Sunday
Info about origin: the Malay day name for Sunday derives from the Arabic name of that day, 'yaum al-ahad' ('first day')
Words: ahad=the Sunday (Malay)
Variants: Ahad  Malay

Aisha
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: alive
Info about origin: one of the most popular traditional Arab female given names
 known from Muhammad's third wife (his favorite)
Words: a'isha=alive (Arabic)
Variants: Aisha  Arabic, English   (#561 in US popularity)   (#324 in Switzerland 1997)
 Aischa  German   (#684 in Switzerland 1997)
 Ayisha  English
 Aicha  Arabic   (#352 in Switzerland 1997)
 Aishah  Malay
 Aisyah  Malay
 Esah  Malay
 Iesha  Arabic   (#523 in US popularity)

Amina
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: the truthful, the trustworthy
Info about origin:See male form Amin
Variants: Amina  Arabic   (#268 in Switzerland 1997)
 Ameena  Arabic
 Aminah  Arabic
 Emina  Turkish   (#307 in Switzerland 1997)
 Emine  Turkish   (#684 in Switzerland 1997)
 Minah  Malay

Andika
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Variants: Andika  Malay

Anwar
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: brighter
Words: anwar=brighter (Arabic) ; nur=the light (Arabic)
Variants: Anwar  Arabic
 Anuar  Malay

Asmaradana
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: female
Info about origin: from 'Smaradahana', the name of an old poem from the island of Java, telling a story featuring the god of love
Variants: Asmaradana  Malay

Atan
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Variants: Atan  Malay

Awang
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: eldest son
Words: awang=the eldest son (Malay)
Variants: Awang  Malay

Ayu
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: pretty, beautiful
Words: ayu=pretty, beautiful (Malay)
Variants: Ayu  Malay

Azura
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: sky blue (?)
Info about origin: maybe from 'azure', a name for the blue color of the sky
Words:  (German)
Variants: Azura  Malay

Bagus
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: good, excellent
Words: bagus=good, excellent (Malay)
Variants: Bagus  Malay
 Agus  Malay

Bambang
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: knight
Info about origin: traditional on Java
Words: bambang=the knight (Malay)
Variants: Bambang  Malay

Basuki
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: to prosper, to flourish
Info about origin: 'basuki' is a normal Malay word with a meaning of 'to prosper', 'to flourish'
 alternatively, the name might derive from 'Vasuki' or 'Basuki', the name of a king of the serpents in Hindu mythology
Words: basuki=to prosper, to flourish (Malay)
Variants: Basuki  Malay

Batari
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: goddess
Words: batari=the goddess (Malay) ; bhattara=venerable (Sanskrit)
Variants: Batari  Malay
 Bethari  Malay

Bayu
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: wind
Info about origin: the Malay word for 'wind' has Sanskrit roots
 in Hinduism 'Vayu' is the god of the wind
Words: bayu=the wind (Malay)
Variants: Bayu  Malay

Bima
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: male
Info about origin: Bima or Bhima is a character in the Sanskrit epic 'Mahabharata'
 'bima sakti' is the Malay expression for the Milky Way
Words: bhima=terrifying (Sanskrit)
Variants: Bima  Malay

Bintang
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: star
Words: bintang=the star (Malay)
Variants: Bintang  Malay

Bintang
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: star
Words: bintang=the star (Malay)
Variants: Bintang  Malay

Buana
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: earth, world
Words: buana=the earth, the world (Malay) ; bhuvana=the earth, the world (Sanskrit)
Variants: Buana  Malay

Budi
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: mind, character
Words: budi=the mind, the reason, the character (Malay)
Variants: Budi  Malay

Budiharto
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: one who is wise with wealth (?)
Info about origin: both Malay words of this name have Sanskrit roots
 'buddhi', the female Sanskrit word behind Malay 'budi', is better known as its male form 'Buddha'
Words: budi=the mind, the reason, the character (Malay) ; buddhi=the mind, the intellect (Sanskrit) ; budh=to be awake, to understand, to know (Sanskrit) ; harta=the property, the wealth, the treasure (Malay) ; artha=the property, the wealth (Sanskrit)
Variants: Budiharto  Malay
 Budiarto  Malay

Bujang
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: bachelor
Words: bujang=the bachelor (Malay)
Variants: Bujang  Malay

Bulan
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: moon
Words: bulan=the moon (Malay)
Variants: Bulan  Malay

Bunga
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: flower
Words: bunga=the flower (Malay)
Variants: Bunga  Malay

Cahaya
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: light, radiance
Info about origin: the Malay word 'cahaya' has Sanskrit roots
Words: cahaya=the light, the radiance (Malay) ; chaya=the shadow, the shade (Sanskrit)
Variants: Cahaya  Malay
 Cahya  Malay
 Chahaya  Malay

Cempaka
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: Frangipani
Info about origin: Malay name of a tropical plant, called 'Frangipani' in English
 this Malay plant name has Sanskrit roots
Words: cempaka=the Frangipani (Malay) ; campaka=the Frangipani (Sanskrit)
Variants: Cempaka  Malay

Che
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: male
Info about origin: 'che' probably started as a title, inherited in a noble family by the son from the father
Variants: Che  Malay

Cik
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: Miss, Ms.
Words: cik=the Miss (Malay)
Variants: Cik  Malay

Citra
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: picture
Info about origin: the Sanskrit word which is the origin of this Malay word is also part of the etymology of the English word 'cheetah' (the cat of prey)
Words: citra=the picture (Malay) ; citra=many-colored (Sanskrit)
Variants: Citra  Malay

Danang
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Variants: Danang  Malay

Daniel
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: God is my judge
Info about origin: in the Bible Daniel is an important prophet
Words: dan=the judge (Hebrew) ; el=God, the powerful (Hebrew)
Female form: Daniela
Variants: Daniel  German, French, English, Polish, Czech, Scandinavian, Spanish, Portuguese   (#7 in US popularity)   (#15 in Switzerland 1997)
 Dany  German   (#183 in Switzerland 1997)
 Daan  Dutch
 Dan  English   (#800 in US popularity)   (#346 in Switzerland 1997)
 Dani  Spanish   (#388 in Switzerland 1997)
 Daniele  Italian   (#212 in Switzerland 1997)
 Danielo  Italian
 Danilo  Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Tagalog, Slavic   (#256 in Switzerland 1997)
 Daniël  Dutch
 Danny  English   (#218 in US popularity)   (#407 in Switzerland 1997)
 Danial  Malay
 Daniil  Russian
 Danijel  Slavic   (#428 in Switzerland 1997)
 Danyal  Arabic
 Dániel  Hungarian
 Daniyel  Hebrew (old/original name form)
 Daníel  Icelandic

Dara
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: joung girl, virgin
Words: dara=the young girl, the virgin (Malay)
Variants: Dara  Malay

David
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: beloved
Info about origin: in the Bible David is the second and greatest of the kings of Israel and given as an ancestor of Jesus
Words: dod=the beloved (Hebrew)
Female form: Davida
Variants: David  German, English, French   (#11 in US popularity)   (#3 in Switzerland 1997)
 Dave  English   (#447 in Switzerland 1997)
 Davide  French, Italian   (#68 in Switzerland 1997)
 Davino  Italian
 Daud  Malay
 Daut  Malay
 Dawid  Polish
 Dawood  Arabic
 Dawud  Arabic
 Dávid  Hungarian
 Davíđ  Icelandic

Dayang
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: the maiden
Words: dayang=the maiden (Malay)
Variants: Dayang  Malay

Delima
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: ruby; pomegranate
Info about origin: the Malay word 'delima' derives from a Sanskrit word
Words: delima=the ruby, the pomegranate (Malay) ; dalima=the pomegranate (Sanskrit)
Variants: Delima  Malay

Dewi
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: goddess
Info about origin: the Malay word for goddess derives from a Sanskrit word, which in turn has Indoeuropean roots
 the English words 'deity' and 'Tuesday' have the same root
Words: dewi=the goddess (Malay) ; devi=the goddess (Sanskrit) ; deiwo=the light, the daylight, the deity (Indoeuropean)
Variants: Dewi  Malay

Dian
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: candle
Info about origin: the Malay word 'dian' for 'candle' maybe is a loan word from the language of the Khmer in Cambodia
Words: dian=the candle (Malay)
Variants: Dian  Malay

Dian
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: candle
Info about origin: the Malay word 'dian' for 'candle' maybe is a loan word from the language of the Khmer in Cambodia
Words: dian=the candle (Malay)
Variants: Dian  Malay

Dinihari
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: dawn
Words: dinihari=the dawn (Malay) ; dini=early (Malay) ; dina=the day (Sanskrit) ; hari=the day (Malay)
Variants: Dinihari  Malay

Dwi
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: two
Info about origin: 'dwi', one of the Malay words for 'two', is a Sanskrit loan word and therefore ultimately goes back to the same Indoeuropean root as the English word 'two'
 the name 'Dwi' is used for the second child
Words: dwi=two (Malay) ; dvi=two (Sanskrit) ; duwo=two (Indoeuropean)
Variants: Dwi  Malay

Dwi
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: two
Info about origin: 'dwi', one of the Malay words for 'two', is a Sanskrit loan word and therefore ultimately goes back to the same Indoeuropean root as the English word 'two'
 the name 'Dwi' is used for the second child
Words: dwi=two (Malay) ; dvi=two (Sanskrit) ; duwo=two (Indoeuropean)
Variants: Dwi  Malay

Eka
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: one
Info about origin: 'eka', one of the Malay words for 'one', is a Sanskrit loan word and therefore ultimately goes back to the same Indoeuropean root as the English word 'one'
 the name 'Eka' is used for the first child
Words: eka=one (Malay) ; eka=one (Sanskrit) ; oi=one (Indoeuropean)
Variants: Eka  Malay

Eka
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: one
Info about origin: 'eka', one of the Malay words for 'one', is a Sanskrit loan word and therefore ultimately goes back to the same Indoeuropean root as the English word 'one'
 the name 'Eka' is used for the first child
Words: eka=one (Malay) ; eka=one (Sanskrit) ; oi=one (Indoeuropean)
Variants: Eka  Malay
 Eko  Malay

Elijah
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: my god is Yahweh
Info about origin: in the Bible Elijah is an important prophet who fights against Baal's cult
Words: el=God, the powerful (Hebrew) ; yahweh=(the name of God) (Hebrew)
Female form: Eliane
Variants: Elijah  English   (#118 in US popularity)
 Elia  German, Italian   (#134 in Switzerland 1997)
 Elias  German, Spanish, Portuguese, Finnish, Hungarian   (#340 in US popularity)   (#77 in Switzerland 1997)
 Elija  German
 Alijah  English
 Eliano  Italian
 Elie  French   (#468 in Switzerland 1997)
 Elies  French
 Elis  Scandinavian
 Eelis  Finnish
 Elyas  Malay
 Elyes  Arabic
 Ilias  Arabic
 Ilies  Arabic
 Ilija  Slavic   (#407 in Switzerland 1997)
 Ilja  Russian
 Ilyas  Arabic
 Ilyes  Arabic
 Eliyahu   Hebrew (old/original name form)

Embong
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: male
Variants: Embong  Malay

Fajar
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: dawn
Info about origin: the Malay word 'fajar' (dawn) is a loan word from Arabic
Words: fajar=the dawn (Malay) ; fajr=the dawn (Arabic)
Variants: Fajar  Malay

Guntur
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: thunder
Words: guntur=the thunder (Malay)
Variants: Guntur  Malay

Hafsa
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: gathering
Info about origin: known from Hafsa, one of the wifes of Prophet Muhammad
Words: hafsa=the gathering (Arabic)
Variants: Hafsa  Arabic
 Hafsah  Arabic
 Hafza  Arabic
 Hapsah  Malay

Harum
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: scent, fragrant
Words: harum=the scent, fragrant (Malay)
Variants: Harum  Malay

Haryati
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: female
Info about origin: maybe this name is related to the Sanskrit word 'haryati' (to desire)
Words: haryati=to desire (Sanskrit)
Variants: Haryati  Malay
 Hayati  Malay
 Heryati  Malay

Idris
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: male
Info about origin: in the Quran Idris is the name of the prophet Enoch
Words: darasa=to study (Arabic)
Variants: Idris  Arabic
 Deris  Malay
 Idriss  Arabic

Indah
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: beautiful, lovely
Words: indah=beautiful, lovely (Malay)
Variants: Indah  Malay

Indra
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: male
Info about origin: in Hinduism Indra is the king of the gods, the god of the sky and rain
Words: indu=the drop (Sanskrit) ; ra=possessing (Sanskrit)
Variants: Indra  Hindi, Malay
 Indera  Malay

Intan
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: diamond
Words: intan=the diamond (Malay)
Variants: Intan  Malay

Isaac
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: he laughs
Info about origin: in the Bible Isaac is one of the sons of Abraham
Words: tsachaq=to laugh (Hebrew)
Variants: Isaac  English   (#102 in US popularity)   (#532 in Switzerland 1997)
 Isaak  German
 Ike  English
 Isacco  Italian
 Isak  Scandinavian
 Issac  English   (#590 in US popularity)
 Ishak  Malay
 Yitschaq  Hebrew (old/original name form)
 Yitzhak  Hebrew
 Ísak  Icelandic

Izzat
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: respect, honor, prestige
Words: izzat=the respect, the honor, the prestige (Urdu) ; izzah=the glory (Arabic)
Female form: Izzati
Variants: Izzat  Malay

Izzati
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: respect, honor, prestige
Info about origin:See male form Izzat
Variants: Izzati  Malay

Jacob
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: Yahweh may protect; holder of the heel; supplanter
Info about origin: original, etymological meaning might be 'He (God) may protect'
 but already in the Old Testament the name is interpreted as 'holder of the heel' or 'supplanter'
 in the Old Testament Jacob is a son of Isaac and the father of 12 sons who will found the 12 tribes of Israel
 during birth Jacob held the heel of his twin brother Esau for becoming the first-born (thus the given name interpretations)
 in the New Testament James the Elder and James the Younger are two disciples of Jesus
Words: yahweh=(the name of God) (Hebrew) ; aqeb=the heel (Hebrew) ; aqab=to supplant, to cheat (Hebrew)
Female form: Jacqueline
Variants: Jacob  English, Scandinavian, Dutch   (#5 in US popularity)
 Jakob  German   (#351 in US popularity)   (#304 in Switzerland 1997)
 Jakobus  German
 Köbi  German, Swiss German
 Coby  English   (#793 in US popularity)
 Diego  Spanish   (#242 in US popularity)   (#106 in Switzerland 1997)
 Diogo  Portuguese   (#250 in Switzerland 1997)
 Giacobbe  Italian
 Giacomo  Italian   (#428 in Switzerland 1997)
 Iacopo  Italian
 Jaap  Dutch
 Jacobo  Spanish
 Jacopo  Italian
 Jacques  French   (#737 in US popularity)   (#611 in Switzerland 1997)
 Jago  Spanish
 Jaime  Spanish   (#214 in US popularity)
 Jake  English   (#117 in US popularity)
 James  English   (#13 in US popularity)   (#293 in Switzerland 1997)
 Jamie  English, Scottish   (#270 in US popularity)   (#569 in Switzerland 1997)
 Jeppe  Scandinavian
 Jim  English   (#830 in US popularity)   (#532 in Switzerland 1997)
 Jimi  English, Finnish
 Jimmie  English   (#634 in US popularity)
 Jimmy  English   (#205 in US popularity)   (#317 in Switzerland 1997)
 Koby  English   (#987 in US popularity)
 Lapo  Italian
 Tiago  Portuguese   (#131 in Switzerland 1997)
 Yago  Spanish
 Jaakko  Finnish
 Jak  Albanian
 Jakow  Russian
 Jakub  Polish
 Jascha  Russian   (#611 in Switzerland 1997)
 Seamus  Irish
 Seumas  Scottish
 Yaakob  Malay
 Yaqub  Arabic
 Iacobus  Latin (old/original name form)
 Iacomus  Latin (old/original name form)
 Iakobos  Old Greek (old/original name form)
 Jankel  Yiddish
 Kimo  Hawaii
 Yaakov  Hebrew (old/original name form)
 Yankel  Yiddish

Jalak
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: starling
Words: jalak=the starling (Malay)
Variants: Jalak  Malay

Jaya
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: successful, victorious
Info about origin: the Malay word 'jaya' (successful) is a loan word from Sanskrit
Words: jaya=successful, victorious (Malay) ; jaya=the victory (Sanskrit)
Variants: Jaya  Malay

Jebat
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: male
Info about origin: known from Hang Jebat, a legendary Malay warrior hero in the 15th century, companion of Hang Tuah
 'jebat' may derive from Arabic 'zabat', meaning 'musk', especially from the civet cat
 the English word 'civet' also derives from Arabic 'zabat'
Words: zabat=the musk (Arabic)
Variants: Jebat  Malay

John
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: Yahweh is gracious
Info about origin: popular because of Saint John, the apostle and evangelist, and Saint John the Baptist
 very popular through the ages and in many countries
 until now there were 23 popes with the name 'John'
Words: yahweh=(the name of God) (Hebrew) ; chanan=to be gracious (Hebrew)
Female form: Johanna
Variants: John  English   (#14 in US popularity)   (#346 in Switzerland 1997)
 Django  German
 Hannes  German   (#447 in Switzerland 1997)
 Hanno  German
 Hans  German, Dutch, Scandinavian   (#962 in US popularity)   (#569 in Switzerland 1997)
 Hennes  German
 Jan  German, Scandinavian, Dutch, Polish, Czech   (#608 in US popularity)   (#13 in Switzerland 1997)
 Jann  German, Low German   (#532 in Switzerland 1997)
 Jannes  German, Low German, Frisian
 Jannis  German, Low German, Dutch   (#346 in Switzerland 1997)
 Janosch  German   (#407 in Switzerland 1997)
 Jens  German, Scandinavian   (#346 in Switzerland 1997)
 Jo  German, Dutch
 Johan  German, Scandinavian, Czech   (#310 in Switzerland 1997)
 Johann  German   (#407 in Switzerland 1997)
 Johannes  German   (#388 in Switzerland 1997)
 Yan  German   (#611 in Switzerland 1997)
 Yann  German   (#108 in Switzerland 1997)
 Evan  English   (#67 in US popularity)   (#495 in Switzerland 1997)
 Gian  Italian   (#159 in Switzerland 1997)
 Gianni  Italian   (#285 in Switzerland 1997)
 Giovanni  Italian   (#239 in US popularity)   (#304 in Switzerland 1997)
 Giovannino  Italian
 Giovanny  English   (#987 in US popularity)
 Hampus  Scandinavian
 Ian  English, Scottish   (#69 in US popularity)   (#532 in Switzerland 1997)
 Ivano  Italian
 Iván  Spanish
 Jack  English   (#113 in US popularity)   (#569 in Switzerland 1997)
 Jackie  English   (#754 in US popularity)
 Jacky  English
 Janic  French, Breton   (#293 in Switzerland 1997)
 Janick  French, Breton   (#219 in Switzerland 1997)
 Janik  French, Breton   (#147 in Switzerland 1997)
 Jannic  French, Breton
 Jannick  French, Breton   (#377 in Switzerland 1997)
 Jannik  French, Breton   (#293 in Switzerland 1997)
 Jean  French   (#379 in US popularity)   (#250 in Switzerland 1997)
 Jeannot  French
 Jhonny  English
 Johnnie  English   (#696 in US popularity)
 Johnny  English   (#163 in US popularity)   (#611 in Switzerland 1997)
 Jon  Scandinavian   (#272 in US popularity)   (#346 in Switzerland 1997)
 Jonathon  English   (#158 in US popularity)
 Jone  Scandinavian
 Jovanny  English   (#953 in US popularity)
 Jovany  English   (#987 in US popularity)
 Joăo  Portuguese   (#271 in Switzerland 1997)
 Juan  Spanish   (#51 in US popularity)   (#611 in Switzerland 1997)
 Juanito  Spanish
 Nino  Italian   (#211 in Switzerland 1997)
 Shane  English, Irish   (#91 in US popularity)
 Shaun  English   (#296 in US popularity)
 Shawn  English   (#92 in US popularity)
 Shayne  English   (#602 in US popularity)
 Vanni  Italian
 Yanick  French, Breton   (#139 in Switzerland 1997)
 Yanik  French, Breton   (#148 in Switzerland 1997)
 Yannic  French, Breton   (#224 in Switzerland 1997)
 Yannick  French, Breton   (#38 in Switzerland 1997)
 Yannik  French, Breton   (#169 in Switzerland 1997)
 Yoan  French   (#447 in Switzerland 1997)
 Yoann  French   (#468 in Switzerland 1997)
 Yohan  French   (#532 in Switzerland 1997)
 Yohann  French
 Yvan  French   (#388 in Switzerland 1997)
 Zane  English   (#327 in US popularity)
 Eoin  Irish, Scottish
 Gjin  Albanian
 Gjon  Albanian
 Huwan  Tagalog
 Iain  Scottish
 Iefan  Irish
 Ioannis  Greek
 Ivan  Russian   (#165 in US popularity)   (#70 in Switzerland 1997)
 Iwan  Russian
 Janek  Polish, Czech
 Janika  Hungarian
 Janis  Lithuanian   (#236 in Switzerland 1997)
 Jankó  Hungarian
 Janusz  Polish
 Joan  Catalan   (#495 in Switzerland 1997)
 Jovan  Slavic   (#613 in US popularity)   (#468 in Switzerland 1997)
 Juhani  Finnish
 Juho  Finnish
 Jussi  Finnish
 János  Hungarian   (#532 in Switzerland 1997)
 Sean  Irish   (#42 in US popularity)   (#276 in Switzerland 1997)
 Vanya  Russian
 Wanja  Russian
 Xhon  Albanian
 Yahaya  Malay
 Yahya  Arabic
 Yanis  Greek   (#532 in Switzerland 1997)
 Yannis  Greek   (#256 in Switzerland 1997)
 Ieuan  Old Irish (old/original name form)
 Jehohanan  Hebrew (old/original name form)
 Johanan  Hebrew (old/original name form)
 Jóhann  Icelandic
 Jón  Icelandic

Jonah
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: the dove
Info about origin: in the Bible Jonah is a prophet swallowed by a whale
Words: yonah=the dove (Hebrew)
Variants: Jonah  English   (#307 in US popularity)
 Jonas  German, Greek   (#813 in US popularity)   (#20 in Switzerland 1997)
 Giona  Italian
 Jona  English, Hebrew   (#671 in Switzerland 1997)
 Yona  English
 Younčs  French, Arabic
 Joona  Finnish
 Joonas  Finnish
 Younes  Arabic
 Yunos  Malay
 Yunus  Arabic, Turkish
 Yonah  Hebrew (old/original name form)

Joseph
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: He (God) will add
Info about origin: the name is interpreted as 'May God add another son'
 in the Old Testament Joseph is the 11th son of Jacob, advisor to the pharaoh in Egypt, and thus the name of one of the 12 tribes of Israel
 in the New Testament Joseph is the husband of Maria, the mother of Jesus
Words: yacaph=to add, to increase (Hebrew)
Female form: Josepha
Variants: Joseph  German, French, English   (#10 in US popularity)   (#468 in Switzerland 1997)
 Joscha  German, Hungarian
 Joschka  German
 Josef  German, Hebrew   (#710 in US popularity)   (#468 in Switzerland 1997)
 Jupp  German
 Sepp  German
 Seppi  German
 Beppe  Italian
 Beppo  Italian
 Giuseppe  Italian   (#187 in Switzerland 1997)
 Giuseppino  Italian
 Giusy  Italian
 Guiseppe  Italian
 Jo  English
 Jody  English   (#962 in US popularity)
 Joe  English, French   (#234 in US popularity)   (#377 in Switzerland 1997)
 Joep  Dutch
 Joey  English   (#419 in US popularity)   (#346 in Switzerland 1997)
 Joos  Dutch
 Joselito  Spanish, Tagalog
 José  Spanish, Portuguese
 Jozef  Slavic, Dutch
 Nuccio  Italian
 Pepe  Spanish
 Pepito  Spanish
 Peppe  Italian
 Peppino  Italian
 Peppone  Italian
 Pino  Italian
 Pinuccio  Italian
 Youcef  French, Arabic
 Youssouf  French, Arabic
   Portuguese
 Isuf  Albanian
 Jose  Tagalog   (#32 in US popularity)   (#224 in Switzerland 1997)
 Josip  Slavic   (#285 in Switzerland 1997)
 Joska  Hungarian
 Jusuf  Arabic
 Juuso  Finnish
 József  Hungarian
 Usop  Malay
 Youssef  Arabic
 Yusuf  Arabic   (#569 in Switzerland 1997)
 Zef  Albanian
 Yossi  Hebrew

Joyah
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: female
Variants: Joyah  Malay

Juwita
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: female
Info about origin: Juwita is a famous singer in Malaysia
Variants: Juwita  Malay

Kartika
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: the Pleiades
Info about origin: 'bintang kartika' is the Malay name for the Pleiades, a group of 7 stars
 the name 'kartika' has Sanskrit roots
Words: kartika=the Pleiades (Malay) ; krittika=the Pleiades (Sanskrit)
Variants: Kartika  Malay

Kartini
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: female
Info about origin: Raden Adjeng Kartini (1879-1904) fought for the emancipation of women on Java
 in Indonesia April 21st, her birthday, is a national holiday
Variants: Kartini  Malay

Kasih
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: love
Words: kasih=the love (Malay)
Variants: Kasih  Malay

Kechik
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: small, little
Words: kecil=small, little (Malay)
Variants: Kechik  Malay
 Chik  Malay

Kefli
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: male
Info about origin: from the Arabic name Dhul-Kifl
 Dhul-Kifl is a prophet of Islam and is sometimes seen to correspond with the prophet Ezekiel in the Old Testament
Variants: Kefli  Malay
 Kifli  Malay
 Zulkifli  Malay
 Zulkipli  Malay

Kembang
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: flower, blossom
Info about origin: known from Siti Wan Kembang, a legendary Malay princess of the 14th century
Words: kembang=the flower, the blossom (Malay)
Variants: Kembang  Malay

Khadija
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: premature child
Info about origin: known from the first wife of Prophet Muhammad, the mother of all his children
Words: khadija=the premature child (Arabic)
Variants: Khadija  Arabic, Swahili
 Khadijah  English   (#610 in US popularity)
 Hadice  Turkish
 Hatce  Turkish
 Hatice  Turkish
 Katijah  Malay
 Khatija  Arabic
 Khatijah  Malay
 Tijah  Malay

Kuntum
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: flower bud
Words: kuntum=the bud (Malay)
Variants: Kuntum  Malay

Latifa
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: gentle, kind
Info about origin:See male form Latif
Variants: Latifa  Arabic
 Latipah  Malay
 Tipah  Malay

Lestari
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: eternal, abiding
Words: lestari=eternal, abiding (Malay)
Variants: Lestari  Malay

Luqman
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: male
Info about origin: the Quran mentions Luqman the Wise who lived in pre-Islamic times
Variants: Luqman  Arabic
 Lokman  Turkish, Malay
 Lukman  Malay
 Luqmaan  Arabic

Mahsuri
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: great queen
Info about origin: known as the name of a legendary princess who lived on the island of Langkawi
Words: maha=great (Malay) ; suri=the queen (Malay)
Variants: Mahsuri  Malay

Maďmouna
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: favoured by destiny (?)
Variants: Maďmouna  Arabic
 Maimuna  Arabic
 Maymuna  Arabic
 Munah  Malay

Masayu
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: female
Words: emas=the gold (Malay) ; mas=the gold (Malay) ; ayu=pretty, beautiful (Malay)
Variants: Masayu  Malay
 Mas Ayu  Malay

Mastini
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: female
Variants: Mastini  Malay

Mawar
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: rose
Words: mawar=the rose (Malay)
Variants: Mawar  Malay

Mayang
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: palm blossom
Words: mayang=the palm blossom (Malay)
Variants: Mayang  Malay

Mega
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: cloud
Words: mega=the cloud (Malay) ; megha=the cloud (Sanskrit)
Variants: Mega  Malay

Megat
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: male
Info about origin: originally a title for male descendants of the royal house of Pagar Ruyung
Words: maha=great (Malay)
Variants: Megat  Malay

Melati
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: jasmine
Info about origin: the Malay word 'melati' (jasmine) has Sanskrit roots
Words: melati=the jasmine (Malay) ; malati=the jasmine (Sanskrit)
Variants: Melati  Malay

Melur
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: jasmine
Words: melur=the jasmine (Malay)
Variants: Melur  Malay
 Melor  Malay

Muda
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: young
Words: muda=young (Malay)
Variants: Muda  Malay

Muhammad
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: the praiseworthy
Info about origin: known from Prophet Muhammad, founder of the Islam (570 to 632 AD)
 this name together with all its variants is the most popular name in the Islamic world and thus probably the most popular in the world
Words: muhammad=praiseworthy (Arabic)
Variants: Muhammad  Arabic   (#839 in US popularity)
 Mad  Malay
 Mamat  Malay
 Mat  Malay
 Mohamed  Arabic   (#696 in US popularity)   (#266 in Switzerland 1997)
 Mohammad  Arabic   (#557 in US popularity)
 Mohammed  Arabic   (#596 in US popularity)
 Muhamed  Arabic   (#428 in Switzerland 1997)
 Muhammed  Arabic   (#346 in Switzerland 1997)

Murni
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: pure
Words: murni=pure (Malay)
Variants: Murni  Malay

Nilam
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: sapphire
Info about origin: the Malay gemstone name derives from Sanskrit 'nila' (dark blue)
 the English color word 'lilac' has the same root
Words: nilam=the sapphire (Malay) ; nila=dark blue (Sanskrit)
Variants: Nilam  Malay

Nirmala
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: pure, clean
Info about origin: the Malay word 'nirmala' is a Sanskrit loan word
 the Sanskrit word is composed of 'nih' (un-) and 'mala' (dirt)
Words: nirmala=pure, clean (Malay) ; nirmala=pure, clean (Sanskrit) ; nih=un (Sanskrit) ; mala=the dirt (Sanskrit)
Variants: Nirmala  Malay

Noah
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Info about origin: in the Bible Noah is the builder of the ark which allowed him to survive the great Flood
Words: noach=to rest (Hebrew)
Variants: Noah  German, English   (#90 in US popularity)   (#46 in Switzerland 1997)
 Noa  English   (#611 in Switzerland 1997)
 Noe  English   (#545 in US popularity)
 Noé  French   (#165 in Switzerland 1997)
 Noh  Malay
 Nuh  Arabic
 Noach  Hebrew (old/original name form)

Osman
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: male
Info about origin: (not yet available)
Words:  (Arabic)
Variants: Osman  Turkish, Malay   (#611 in Switzerland 1997)
 Ousmane  French
 Usman  Turkish
 Uthman  Arabic

Panjang
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: male
Info about origin: sometimes used as the name for the 4th child in certain regions of Malaysia
 maybe the name relates to the everyday word 'panjang' (long)
Words: panjang=long (Malay)
Variants: Panjang  Malay
 Anjang  Malay

Pertiwi
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: Earth
Info about origin: 'Ibu Pertiwi' ('Mother Earth') is a personification of Indonesia
 the Malay word derives from Sanskrit 'Prithvi', the name of the Earth Goddess in Hinduism
Words: prithvi=the earth (Sanskrit)
Variants: Pertiwi  Malay

Perwira
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: hero, officer
Info about origin: the Malay word 'perwira' (hero), now also used in the sense of 'officer', has Sanskrit roots
Words: perwira=the hero, the officer (Malay) ; vira=the hero, the warrior (Sanskrit)
Variants: Perwira  Malay

Purnama
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: full moon
Words: purnama=the full moon (Malay) ; purnima=the full moon (Sanskrit) ; purna=full (Sanskrit)
Variants: Purnama  Malay

Puspa
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: flower
Info about origin: the Malay word 'puspa' (flower) has Sanskrit roots
Words: puspa=the flower (Malay) ; pushpa=the flower (Sanskrit)
Variants: Puspa  Malay

Puspawati
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: female flower
Words: puspa=the flower (Malay) ; wati=female (Malay)
Variants: Puspawati  Malay

Putera
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: prince; son
Info about origin: the two closely related Malay words 'putra' (son) and 'putera' (prince) have Sanskrit roots
Words: putra=the son (Malay) ; putera=the prince (Malay) ; putra=the son (Sanskrit)
Variants: Putera  Malay
 Putra  Malay

Puteri
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: daughter; princess
Info about origin: the two closely related Malay words 'putri' (daughter) and 'puteri' (princess) have Sanskrit roots
Words: puteri=the princess (Malay) ; putri=the daughter (Malay) ; putri=the daughter (Sanskrit)
Variants: Puteri  Malay
 Putri  Malay

Sabtu
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: Saturday
Info about origin: the Malay name of the weekday derives from the Arabic name of Saturday, 'yaum as-sabt'
Words: sabtu=the Saturday (Malay) ; sabt=to rest (Arabic)
Variants: Sabtu  Malay

Safiya
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: female
Words:  (Arabic)
Variants: Safiya  Arabic, Swahili
 Safia  French, Arabic
 Safiyya  Arabic
 Sepiah  Malay

Solomon
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: the peaceful
Info about origin: in the Bible Solomon is a king of Israel, the son of David, famous for his wisdom
Words: shalom=the peace (Hebrew)
Female form: Salome
Variants: Solomon  English   (#590 in US popularity)
 Salomo  German
 Salomon  German
 Salomone  Italian
 Souleymane  French, Arabic
 Sulayman  English, Arabic
 Suleiman  English, Arabic, Turkish
 Süleyman  English, Arabic, Turkish
 Leman  Malay
 Shelomoh  Hebrew (old/original name form)
 Shlomo  Hebrew

Samrita
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: female
Variants: Samrita  Indian, Malay

Sari
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: essence
Words: sari=the essence (Malay) ; sara=the essence (Sanskrit)
Variants: Sari  Malay

Selasa
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: Tuesday
Info about origin: the Malay day name for Tuesday derives from the Arabic name of that day, 'yaum ath-thalatha' ('third day')
Words: selasa=the Tuesday (Malay)
Variants: Selasa  Malay

Senin
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: Monday
Info about origin: the Malay day name for Monday derives from the Arabic name of that day, 'yaum al-ithnayn' ('second day')
 in Malaysia 'isnin' is common, in Indonesia 'senin'
Words: senin=the Monday (Malay) ; isnin=the Monday (Malay)
Variants: Senin  Malay
 Isnin  Malay

Seri
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: splendor, brightness
Words: seri=the splendor, the brightness (Malay) ; sri=the radiance (Sanskrit)
Variants: Seri  Malay
 Sri  Malay

Setiawan
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: faithful, loyal
Words: setiawan=faithful, loyal (Malay) ; satya=the truth (Sanskrit)
Variants: Setiawan  Malay

Shoaib
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: male
Info about origin: according to the Quran Shoaib is a prophet of Islam
Variants: Shoaib  Arabic
 Shuib  Malay
 Suib  Malay

Sita
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: furrow
Info about origin: in Hinduism Sita is the goddess of harvest
Words: sita=the furrow (Sanskrit)
Variants: Sita  Hindi
 Sinta  Malay

Slamet
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: peace, security
Info about origin: in Javanese from Arabic 'salamat', the plural of 'salamah' (security)
Words: slamet=safe, the security (Malay) ; salamah=the security (Arabic)
Variants: Slamet  Malay

Sulung
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: first, eldest
Words: sulung=first, the eldest (Malay)
Variants: Sulung  Malay

Suria
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: sun
Info about origin: the Malay word for 'sun' is a Sanskrit loanword
 'Surya' is also in use in India as a (male) given name
 Sanskrit 'surya' and English 'sun' have the same Indoeuropean root
Words: suria=the sun (Malay) ; surya=the sun (Sanskrit) ; suwen=the sun (Indoeuropean)
Variants: Suria  Malay

Suriani
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: female
Words: suria=the sun (Malay)
Variants: Suriani  Malay

Suriawati
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: female sun
Words: suria=the sun (Malay) ; wati=female (Malay)
Variants: Suriawati  Malay

Surintan
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: female
Info about origin: maybe a combination of 'suri' (queen) and 'intan' (diamond)
Words: suri=the queen (Malay) ; intan=the diamond (Malay)
Variants: Surintan  Malay

Tembam
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: chubby
Words: tembam=chubby (Malay)
Variants: Tembam  Malay

Tempawan
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: female
Info about origin: maybe from Malay 'tempa' (to forge, to weld)
Words: tempa=to forge, to weld (Malay)
Variants: Tempawan  Malay

Tenuk
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: Tapir
Words: tenuk=the tapir (Malay)
Variants: Tenuk  Malay

Teratai
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: lotus, water lily
Words: teratai=the lotus, the water lily (Malay)
Variants: Teratai  Malay

Teruna
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: youthful
Info about origin: the Malay word 'teruna' has Sanskrit roots
Words: teruna=youthful (Malay) ; taruna=youthful, young (Sanskrit)
Variants: Teruna  Malay

Tuah
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: luck, fortune
Info about origin: also well known from Hang Tuah, a famous Malay warrior and hero (15th century)
Words: tuah=the luck, the fortune (Malay)
Variants: Tuah  Malay

Uda
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Variants: Uda  Malay

Ujang
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: male
Variants: Ujang  Malay

Umar
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: flourishing, long-living
Info about origin: known from Umar, a strong supporter of Muhammad who became the second caliph of the Muslims
 one of the most frequent male names in the Muslim world
Words: amir=flourishing, long-living (Arabic)
Variants: Umar  Arabic
 Omari  English   (#987 in US popularity)
 Omar  Arabic, Malay   (#148 in US popularity)   (#310 in Switzerland 1997)
 Ömer  Turkish

Wati
Language of origin: Malay
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: female
Words: wati=female (Malay)
Variants: Wati  Malay

Wira
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: hero
Words: wira=the hero (Malay) ; vira=the hero, the warrior (Sanskrit)
Variants: Wira  Malay

Yati
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: female
Variants: Yati  Malay

Zachary
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: Yahweh remembers
Info about origin: in the Old Testament Zechariah is one of the 12 minor prophets
 in the New Testament Zechariah is the father of John the Baptist
Words: zakar=to remember (Hebrew) ; yahweh=(the name of God) (Hebrew)
Variants: Zachary  English   (#16 in US popularity)
 Zacharias  German
 Zac  English
 Zaccaria  Italian
 Zach  English
 Zachariah  English   (#322 in US popularity)
 Zacharie  French
 Zachery  English   (#205 in US popularity)
 Zackary  English   (#256 in US popularity)
 Zackery  English   (#360 in US popularity)
 Zak  English
 Zakaria  English, Malay
 Zakary  English   (#732 in US popularity)
 Zechariah  English   (#766 in US popularity)
 Sakari  Finnish
 Zack  Scottish
 Sacharja  Hebrew (old/original name form)
 Zechariah  Hebrew (old/original name form)

Zamrud
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: emerald
Info about origin: the Malay name of this gemstone probably derives from Arabic ('zumurud') or Persian ('zomorrod')
Words: zamrud=the emerald (Malay) ; zumurud=the emerald (Arabic) ; zomorrod=the emerald (Old Persian)
Variants: Zamrud  Malay

Zaynab
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: female
Info about origin: from the Arabic name of a fragrant plant
 this was the name of a daughter, a granddaughter, and two wives of Muhammad
Variants: Zaynab  Arabic
 Zineb  French, Arabic
 Jenab  Malay
 Sainab  Arabic
 Zainab  Arabic
 Zeynep  Turkish

Zulkarnain
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: male
Info about origin: from Dhul-Qarnayn, a ruler that is mentioned in the Quran
Variants: Zulkarnain  Malay