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
WathiqOne who is sure and certain.Boy
WathiqaCertain, sure, confidentGirl
WifaqHarmony, unity, amiability.Boy
WisamaBeauty, attractiveness.Girl
YaqeenCertainty, or lack of doubtBoy
ZaaferHelper, or assistantBoy
ZahabiaGolden, or made of gold.Boy
ZaheeraPlant that has flowered.Girl
ZaitunaOlive treeGirl
ZakaSagacity, honesty, or intelligence.Boy
ZakawatIntelligence, or sharp mindednessBoy
ZamiraLean, and fitGirl
ZamrudMalay word for emerald.Girl
ZayanaOne who adorns and beautifies something, adorner.Boy
ZikriRemembranceBoy
ZuljalalOne who is blessed with might and glory.Boy
ZulkiflName of one of the prophets mentioned in the Quran.Boy
ZullaShade, especially the shade of trees.Girl
ZumarGroups, throngs of peopleGirl
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