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
SajafVeil or cover.Girl
SajjalNice, fine, beautiful, well-arrangedGirl
SamrozeA fruitful treeBoy
SamsamA sharp swordBoy
SamyanSingular, unique, incomparable,Girl
SanabelPlant ears, plant spikes, ears of wheat.Girl
SannanA daring person, one who is fearless and dauntless.Boy
SaqabatOne who is in perfect health.Boy
SayfudinThe sword of FaithBoy
SelasaMalay word for Tuesday.Boy
SeninMalay word for Monday.Boy
SeniyaOne who is praiseworthyGirl
ShanzeyDiamondGirl
SibbtGrand childBoy
SibghaColor or dye.Girl
SidratulCedar of the farthest point.Girl
SineenOne who is beautiful and radiant.Boy
SlametPeace and securityBoy
SonbolEar of wheat, ear of corn.Girl
SoroushiHappinessGirl
SuleikaA variant of Zuleika. It was the name of wife of the king of Egypt.Girl
SulungFirst or eldest.Boy
SurianiSunGirl
SuriawatiFemale sunGirl
SurintanQueen or diamondGirl
TaishModerationBoy
TaqdeesPure, sanctity and holiness.Girl
TaseenAcclaim or appreciation.Boy
TasmiaTo mention the name of Allah.Girl
TembamOne who is chubby and plump.Girl
TempawanMalay word for forge or weld.Girl
TenukTapirBoy
TerataiLotus, water lilyGirl
TerunaOne who is youthfulBoy
TijahMalay form of Khadija, meaning premature child.Girl
TipahOne who is gentle and kind. A form of Latipha.Girl
TuahLuck or fortuneBoy
TwafCircumlocutionGirl
UsamaLion, one who is as brave as lion.Boy
UswahBrightness, or rayGirl
WaaseOne of the attributes of Allah.Boy
WaddOne of the five idols worshiped by Noah's people.Boy
WadidaOne who is loving, and affectionate.Girl
WadoodLover or friend.Boy
WaleeyaSupporter, caretaker, companion.Girl
WaliyudeenSupporter of the Faith.Boy
WarddaRose flower.Girl
WasfiOne who is worthy of praise, and worthy of speaking about.Boy
WasfiaWorthy of praiseGirl
WasiyaOne who is gracious, patient, and powerful.Girl
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