Malay Submitted Surnames

Malay names are used in Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore, and Thailand.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
AFFENDI     Malaysian
Derived from the given name Affendi (see Effendi).
ARIF     Urdu, Bengali, Indian (Muslim), Malay, Arabic
From the given name Arif.
AZIZI     Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi), Malaysian
From the given name Aziz.
CHANDRAN     Indian, Malayalam, Tamil, Malaysian
Derived from the Sanskrit चन्द्र (candrá) meaning "glittering, shining" or "moon" (see the given name Chandra or the surname Chandra). It is also used by Malaysians of Indian ancestry.
DASS     Indian, Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi, Malaysian
Variant of Das.
ISHAK     Malay, Arabic, Muslim
From the given name Ishak.
KUZAI     Malay
LEONG     Chinese, Malaysian
Chinese variant as well as the Malaysian form of Liang.
NOOR     Pakistani, Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Punjabi, Malay, Pashto, Arabic, Indian (Muslim), Muslim
From the given name Noor, from the Arabic نُور (nūr) "light".
OMAR     Arabic, Somali, African, Malaysian, Pakistani, Bengali (Muslim), Muslim
From the Arabic given name Omar.
RAHMAN     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Pakistani, Malay, Arabic, Afghani, Assamese, Malayalam, Hindi, Urdu
From the given name Rahman, used throughout the Muslim world.
RAJ     Indian, Kashmiri, Punjabi, Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Odia, Urdu, Nepali, Sinhalese, Malaysian
From the Sanskrit राज (rāja) meaning "king, chief, sovereign"; ultimately from राजन् (rājan) "king, sovereign, prince, chief" (see the given name Raj or Raja).
RAJA     Pakistani, Indian, Gujarati, Hindi, Tamil, Malaysian, Bengali, Urdu
Variant of Raj; also a South Asian title of Indian origin used to denote a prince or ruler.
RAJAN     Indian, Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali, Malaysian
From the title Raja or Raj denoting a South Asian king or prince; mainly used in Southern India.
RAZIF     Malaysian
From the given name Razif.
RIZAL     Malay, Filipino
In the case of Filipino usage, the surname is claimed to be derived from Spanish ricial meaning "the green of young growth" or "green fields". A notable bearer is José Rizal (1861-1896), a Filipino nationalist and national hero.
SUHAILA     Malaysian
From the given name Suhaila.
YUSOF     Malaysian, Malay
From the given name Yusof, a variant of Joseph used as a patronymic and surname.
ZAIDI     Pakistani, Urdu, Arabic (Maghrebi), Malaysian, Muslim
Derived from the given name Zaid. Bearers of this surname are descended from Zaid ibn Ali, the great-grandson of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad.
ZAINUDDIN     Malaysian, Malay
From the given name Zainuddin, a variant of Zayn ad-Din.
From the given name Zulkarnain.
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