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.
AFFENDIMalaysian
Derived from the given name Affendi (see Effendi).
DEWIIndonesian, 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.
ISHAKMalay, Arabic, Muslim
From the given name Ishak.
LEONGChinese, Malaysian
Chinese variant as well as the Malaysian form of Liang.
MOHAMEDArabic, Malay, Somali
Variant transcription of Muhammad.
NOORPakistani, Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Punjabi, Malay, Pashto, Arabic, Indian (Muslim), Muslim
From the given name Noor, from the Arabic نُور (nūr) "light".
RAJAPakistani, 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.
RAJANIndian, Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali, Malaysian
From the title Raja or Raj denoting a South Asian king or prince; mainly used in Southern India.
RAZIFMalaysian
From the given name Razif.
RIZALMalay, 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.
SUHAILAMalaysian
From the given name Suhaila.
TAHIRArabic, Urdu, Malay, Indian (Muslim)
From the given name Tahir.
YAHYAArabic, Indonesian, Urdu, Malay, Swahili
From the given name Yahya.
YUSOFMalaysian, Malay
From the given name Yusof, a variant of Joseph used as a patronymic and surname.
ZAIDIPakistani, 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.
ZAINUDDINMalaysian, Malay
From the given name Zainuddin, a variant of Zayn ad-Din.
ZULKARNAINMalay
From the given name Zulkarnain.