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
KuntumFlower budGirl
LatipahOne who is gentle and kind.Girl
MaaribEnd goalsGirl
MabruraA pious girl or woman who is accepted by Allah.Girl
MaeenSpring of waterGirl
MaeenaOne who takes care of others.Girl
MahiaLife and earthGirl
MahsuriThe great queenGirl
MannalAttainment, or achievementGirl
MarjiaDesired, desirable, wished forGirl
MasayuGold or golden.Girl
MawizaGuidance, admonition, word of encouragement.Girl
MayangPalm blossomGirl
MaymuunOne who is blessed, thriving, prosperous.Boy
MegatMalay word meaning great.Boy
MelurJasmine flowerGirl
MishkatA shelf to put the lanterns on.Boy
MiznWhite cloud, or rain-bearing cloudBoy
MubarakaBlessed, sacred, and blissful.Girl
MubdiaOne who is smart, creative and innovative.Girl
MudaA young boy.Boy
MudassirClothed, or enveloped in garments.Boy
MuminahFeminine believerGirl
MunahOne who is favored by destiny.Girl
MusawwirDesigner, creator of forms.Boy
MuzakirOne who reminds people of Allah.Boy
MuznA variant of Mizn, meaning white cloud.Boy
NazraGlow and happiness of a person's face.Girl
NijatSalvation, or successBoy
PanjangMalay word, meaning long.Boy
PerwiraHero or officer.Boy
PuspawatiFemale flowerGirl
PuteraSon or princeBoy
PuteriDaughter or princessGirl
QawiOne who is strong, powerful, and firm.Boy
QazzafiWide, spacious, extensive.Boy
QiraatRecitation of the Quran.Girl
RaahimOne who is compassionate, kind and merciful.Boy
RabihaatWinners, acquirersGirl
RabihahWinner, achiever.Girl
RabwahHighland or hilly area.Girl
Rafa'ahHighBoy
RaqeemaOne who is intelligent and perceptiveGirl
ReehabVastness or wideness.Boy
ReheeqOne who is smart, handsome or elegant.Boy
RosemahOne who is as beautiful as a rose.Girl
RufqaSomething that gives benefit.Girl
RuwayfiHigh status, or exaltedBoy
SabitFirmly in place, or unshakeable.Boy
SabtuMalay word for Saturday.Boy
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