Indonesian Submitted Surnames

Indonesian names are used on the island nation of Indonesia in southeast Asia. See also about Indonesian names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
AZALEA English, Indonesian, Various
From the name of the flower (see AZALEA). A notable bearer is Australian rapper Amethyst Amelia Kelly, who's better known by her stage name Iggy Azalea.
BATAWI Indonesian, Arabic
Means "Betawi" in Arabic, referring to an Indonesian ethnic group native to Jakarta. It is mostly borne by Saudi Arabian citizens of Indonesian descent.
BAYU Indonesian
Means "wind" in Indonesian.
BULAN Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano, Indonesian
Means "moon" in Tagalog, Cebuano, and Indonesian.
CANIAGO چانياڬو Indonesian, Minangkabau
Variant of CHANIAGO.
CHANDRA Indian, Bengali, Indonesian, Hindi, Telugu, Fijian
Derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (candrá) meaning "glittering, shining" or "moon". In Hindu belief, this is the name of a lunar deity.
CHANIAGO چانياڬو Indonesian, Minangkabau
Derived from Malay niaga meaning "trade, business, commerce", used to refer to an ancient group of Buddhist merchants affiliated with the clan. This is the name of a Minangkabau suku (tribe) from West Sumatra.
DEWI ꦢꦺꦮꦶ Indonesian, Javanese, Indian, Hindi, Malay
Means "goddess, deity" in Malay and Indonesian, of Sanskrit origin. In India, it can also be a variant transcription of DEVI.
EFFENDI Indonesian
Transferred use of the given name EFFENDI, which is derived from the Ottoman title افندي (efendi), ultimately from Greek αφέντης (aféntis) meaning "lord, master, boss, ruler, prince".
FELEMBAN Arabic, Indonesian
Originally denoted someone who came from the city of Palembang in South Sumatra, Indonesia. This surname is mostly borne by Saudi Arabian citizens of Indonesian descent.
HALAWA Indonesian, Arabic
Derived from Arabic حُلْو (ḥulw) meaning "sweet".
HIMALAYA Indian (Rare), Indonesian (Rare)
Possibly from the name of the Himalaya mountain range in Asia, derived from Sanskrit हिमालय (himā-laya) meaning "snow dwelling".
ISKANDAR Indonesian, Arabic
From the given name ISKANDAR.
LIEM Indonesian
Indonesian spelling of LIN.
MUSLIM Arabic, Indonesian, Pakistani, Indian (Muslim)
From the Arabic مُسْلِم (muslim), the active participle of أَسْلَمَ (ʾaslama) "to surrender, expose" (from the same root of the word Islam). The term denotes a follower of Islam.
NYOO Indonesian
Indonesian variant of YANG via Dutch
PILIANG Indonesian, Minangkabau
Probably derived from Indonesian pili meaning "a lot" and hyang "God, spirit, deity" or pili hyang meaning "the god, the deity" (thus forming the term peleh meaning "many gods") probably referring to the old Hindu-influenced gods that were worshiped before the arrival of Islam... [more]
RAIS Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Arabic, Indonesian
From the Arabic tile رَئِيس (raʾīs) meaning "chief, leader".
RAMADHANI Swahili, Indonesian
From Arabic رَمَضَان (ramaḍān), the name of the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and a period of fasting for Muslims.
RAMDANI Arabic (Maghrebi), Indonesian
Derived from RAMADAN, which is the name of the ninth month of the Islamic calendar devoted to fasting by Muslims.
SEKEWAEL Indonesian
The last name Sekewael is an original name from one of the island in Maluku. That one island name is "Negeri Oma." The meaning of Sekewael is "The Guardian of the River" because in "Negeri Oma" any body want to use the river of the water they have to ask for permission by Sekewael family... [more]
SETIAWAN Indonesian, Javanese
From the given name SETIAWAN.
SIKUMBANG سيكومبڠ Indonesian, Minangkabau
Allegedly from the phrase si kumbang meaning "black tiger", probably derived from Minangkabau kumbang which can mean "beetle" or "tiger, leopard". In this sense, the name may have been used to refer to Tamil settlers from present-day India who had darker skin and practised a tiger-like form of martial arts... [more]
SOETORO Indonesian
Soetoro is the surname of the Indonesian stepfather of 44th president Barack Hussein Obama ll named Lolo Soetoro.
TANJUNG تنجوڠ Indonesian, Minangkabau, Batak
From Malay and Indonesian tanjung meaning "cape, headland, point". This is the name of both a Minangkabau suku (tribe) from West Sumatra and a Batak tribe from North Sumatra.
WIDJAJA Indonesian
From the Indonesian word wijaya meaning "victory".
WIJAYA Indonesian, Javanese
Derived from Indonesian wijaya meaning "victory", ultimately from Sanskrit विजय (vijaya) meaning "victory, conquest, triumph".
WULANDARI Indonesian
A notable bearer is Indonesian pop singer RINI Wulandari (1990-).
YULIANDI Indonesian
Possibly a variant of YULIANTI.
YULIANTI Indonesian
A notable bearer is MARIA KRISTIN Yulianti (1985-), an Indonesian badminton player who won a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics.
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