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Top 100 Best Malay Names For Baby Boys

Choosing a name for your new baby can be a challenging process. Do you want a name that’s old and traditional? Or perhaps a more modern name that sounds cool and edgy? Or maybe you just want something completely unique and out of this world?

In any case, it’s important to think carefully before choosing a name. If you’re not sure what to pick, it might help to look at some of the meanings behind the names as well as how easy they are to spell or pronounce.

Typical Malay names don’t use the family name. Instead, they will have a patronym such as ‘bin’ or ‘binti’, which means ‘son of’ or ‘daughter of’, followed by the father’s name.

A number of Malays also use a second name – a practice known as Addenda. Such names include examples such as Muhammad, Mat, Abdul, and Ahmed for boys or Noor and Siti for girls.

To help you choose the best name possible for your child, we’ve put together a list of the top 100 Malay boy names as well as a list of the top 100 Malay girl names.

Name Meaning
Aaaqil One who is wise and intelligent.
Aadam Malay version of Adam, meaning ‘father of mankind’.
Aafaaq Horizons
Aati The one who is generous.
Aayiz Replacement, something given to you in place of something you have lost.
Adiputera First son or first prince.
Afan Growth and progress
Afsah An eloquent man.
Ahkam One who is extremely wise, decisive, and just.
Ajiad One who is noble, generous and gracious.
Aqsad Achiever, goal-setter
Arhaa Calm or serene.
Aswab The one who is best.
Atheer The light reflected from a sword’s blade, or a person of high status and good qualities.
Awang The eldest son
Ayyash Long lived
Barzin Name of a character in Shahnameh.
Bintang Star
Bisaam One who is always smiling.
Budiharto One who is wise with the wealth.
Bujang Bachelor
Fehmeed One who is wise and intelligent.
Fuaad Heart or conscience.
Ghazaar Etiquette, or manners
Hadees Speech or dialogue of the almighty.
Haissam A sharp sword.
Haruun Warrior lion
Hatar Falcon or eagle.
Hazer Ready or prepared.
Idrak To comprehend, or to understand.
Iesa Name of a Muslim prophet.
Iffaan Time, season or weather.
Imen Faith or belief
Ishraaq Sunrise, or daybreak, A variant of Ishraq.
Ishraq Sunrise or day break.
Ishtiqal Independence, or sovereignty
Istiqlal Sovereignty, or independence. A variant of Ishtiqal.
Iyaan Time, era, epoch.
Izz This name symbolizes honor, glory and power.
Jebat Malay word for musk.
Johan German variation oh john meaning God is kind and gracious,skilled or champion.
Junada Helper, warrior or soldier.
Kechik Small or little
Khajeer Beauty and elegance.
Khilaal Friendship, companionship.
Maymuun One who is blessed, thriving, prosperous.
Megat Malay word meaning great.
Mishkat A shelf to put the lanterns on.
Mizn White cloud, or rain-bearing cloud
Muda A young boy.
Mudassir Clothed, or enveloped in garments.
Musawwir Designer, creator of forms.
Muzakir One who reminds people of Allah.
Muzn A variant of Mizn, meaning white cloud.
Nijat Salvation, or success
Panjang Malay word, meaning long.
Perwira Hero or officer.
Putera Son or prince
Qawi One who is strong, powerful, and firm.
Qazzafi Wide, spacious, extensive.
Raahim One who is compassionate, kind and merciful.
Rafa’ah High
Reehab Vastness or wideness.
Reheeq One who is smart, handsome or elegant.
Ruwayfi High status, or exalted
Sabit Firmly in place, or unshakeable.
Sabtu Malay word for Saturday.
Samroze A fruitful tree
Samsam A sharp sword
Sannan A daring person, one who is fearless and dauntless.
Saqabat One who is in perfect health.
Sayfudin The sword of Faith
Selasa Malay word for Tuesday.
Senin Malay word for Monday.
Sibbt Grand child
Sineen One who is beautiful and radiant.
Slamet Peace and security
Sulung First or eldest.
Taish Moderation
Taseen Acclaim or appreciation.
Tenuk Tapir
Teruna One who is youthful
Tuah Luck or fortune
Usama Lion, one who is as brave as lion.
Waase One of the attributes of Allah.
Wadd One of the five idols worshiped by Noah’s people.
Wadood Lover or friend.
Waliyudeen Supporter of the Faith.
Wasfi One who is worthy of praise, and worthy of speaking about.
Wathiq One who is sure and certain.
Wifaq Harmony, unity, amiability.
Yaqeen Certainty, or lack of doubt
Zaafer Helper, or assistant
Zahabia Golden, or made of gold.
Zaka Sagacity, honesty, or intelligence.
Zakawat Intelligence, or sharp mindedness
Zayana One who adorns and beautifies something, adorner.
Zikri Remembrance
Zuljalal One who is blessed with might and glory.
Zulkifl Name of one of the prophets mentioned in the Quran.

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