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.
AFIF Indonesian, Arabic
From the given name Afif.
ALAM Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Hindi, Pakistani, Urdu, Arabic, Indonesian, Afghani
Means "flag, banner, emblem", derived from the Arabic علم ('alam).
AMINI Persian, Indonesian, Arabic
From the given name Amin.
ANWARI Persian, Indonesian
Variant of Anwar, as well as a Persian variant transcription of Anvari.
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.
BAYU Indonesian
Means "wind" in Indonesian.
BULAN Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano, Indonesian
Means "moon" in Tagalog, Cebuano, and Indonesian.
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 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... [more]
DEWI 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".
HABIBI Persian, Indonesian, Arabic
From the given name Habib.
HALAWA Indonesian, Arabic
Derived from Arabic حُلْو (ḥulw) meaning "sweet".
HAMDANI Urdu, Indonesian, Arabic
From the given name Hamdan.
HAMIDI Persian, Arabic, Indonesian
From the given name Hamid.
HIDAYAT Indonesian, Javanese, Urdu
From the given name Hidayat.
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".
IMAM Bengali (Muslim), Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Nigerian, Arabic, Indonesian
From Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām) meaning "leader, guide", used to denote a leader within a Muslim community.
ISKANDAR Indonesian, Arabic
From the given name Iskandar.
LIE Indonesian
Indonesian form of the Chinese surname Li.
LIEM Indonesian
Indonesian spelling of Lin.
MALIK Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic, Indonesian
From the Arabic title ملك (malik) meaning "king, sovereign, monarch".
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.
NANDA Indian, Odia, Burmese, Indonesian
Possibly from the Sanskrit नन्द (nanda) "joy".
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.
RASUL Urdu, Pashto, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Arabic, Indonesian
From Arabic رَسُول (rasūl) meaning "messenger, apostle, prophet" (see Rasul).
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 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.
SUPRIYADI Indonesian, Javanese
From the name Supriya, itself from the Sanskrit prefix सु- (su-) meaning “good, well” combined with प्रिया (priyā) meaning “darling, dear, sweetheart”.
TANJUNG Indonesian, Minangkabau, Batak
Derived from Malay and Indonesian tanjung meaning "cape, headland, point". This is the name of both a coastal Minangkabau suku (tribe) from West Sumatra and a Batak tribe from North Sumatra. However, only some Minangkabau families choose to use tribal names such as this one as surnames for their children (this practise is otherwise unregulated and unpopular among other Minang).
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.