219 Malaysian Baby Names With Meanings

Whether you’re looking for a Malay name that’s easy to pronounce or something that’s cool and edgy, we’ll help you find what you are looking for. Just keep reading.

Most of the Malay baby names are drawn from the Arabic language, but names with Sanskrit, Javanese, and Malay origin are also common. Chinese Malaysians prefer sticking to their culture and pick traditional Chinese names. These names have three words, in which the first name is Chinese family name, and the other two parts form the indivisible Chinese given name.

A Malay baby name consists of a personal name, which is used in the day-to-day circumstances, and a patronym. Malay people do not use the family name. The patronym for men includes the Arabic word ‘bin’, which means ‘son of’, followed by the personal name of the father. For the women, the patronym consists of the Arabic word ‘binti’, which means ‘daughter of’, followed by the father’s name. Malay women are not required to change their surnames, as done in some cultures.

Addenda, the practice of using two names, is also common among Malay people. The common addenda in male names are Muhammad, Mat, Abdul and Ahmed. And the common addenda in female Malay names are Noor and Siti.

If you want to bestow a unique Malaysian name on your child, take a look at our list below. We’ve gathered some amazing Malay baby names for you.

NAMESMEANINGGENDERFAVOURITES
BarzinName of a character in Shahnameh.Boy
BintangStarBoy
BisaamOne who is always smiling.Boy
BudihartoOne who is wise with the wealth.Boy
BujangBachelorBoy
BungaFlowerGirl
CahayaLight or radiance.Girl
CempakaFrangipani flowerGirl
CikMalaya word for Miss.Girl
CucuA grandchildGirl
DelimaRuby or pomegranateGirl
DinihariDawnGirl
EsahAliveGirl
FehmeedOne who is wise and intelligent.Boy
FuaadHeart or conscience.Boy
GhazaarEtiquette, or mannersBoy
HadeesSpeech or dialogue of the almighty.Boy
HaissamA sharp sword.Boy
HapsahGatheringGirl
HaruunWarrior lionBoy
HaryatiMalay word for desire.Girl
HatarFalcon or eagle.Boy
HazerReady or prepared.Boy
IbharOpen like the oceanGirl
IbratWisdom to learn from experience.Girl
IbtisamaSmileGirl
IdrakTo comprehend, or to understand.Boy
IesaName of a Muslim prophet.Boy
IffaanTime, season or weather.Boy
IhkamExcellence, or mastery,Girl
ImenFaith or beliefUnisex
IndeelaLike a nightingale.Girl
IshraaqSunrise, or daybreak, A variant of Ishraq.Boy
IshraqSunrise or day break.Boy
IshtiqalIndependence, or sovereigntyBoy
IstiqlalSovereignty, or independence. A variant of Ishtiqal.Boy
IyaanTime, era, epoch.Boy
IzzatiRespect, honor, prestige.Girl
JazaaRecompense, reward for good deeds.Girl
JebatMalay word for musk.Boy
JenabMalay form of Zaynab, meaning a father's precious jewel.Girl
JohanGerman variation oh john meaning God is kind and gracious,skilled or champion.Boy
JoyahMalay form of Zoya, meaning life.Girl
JunadaHelper, warrior or soldier.Boy
KasihLoveGirl
KechikSmall or littleBoy
KembangFlower, or blossomGirl
KhajeerBeauty and elegance.Boy
KhatijahA name generally given to premature child.Girl
KhilaalFriendship, companionship.Boy
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