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ALAM Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Hindi, Pakistani, Urdu, Arabic, Indonesian, Afghani
Means "flag, banner, emblem", derived from the Arabic علم ('alam)
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.
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]
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.
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.
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]
RAMADHANI Swahili, Indonesian
From Arabic رَمَضَان (ramaḍān)
, the name of the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and a period of fasting for Muslims.
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]
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 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).
WIJAYA Indonesian, Javanese
Derived from Indonesian wijaya
meaning "victory", ultimately from Sanskrit विजय (vijaya)
meaning "victory, conquest, triumph".