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Type Surname
Scripts بلقیة(Malay Jawi)
Other Forms FormsBulqiah, Bolqiah

Meaning & History

Meaning uncertain. It may be derived from Arabic وَاقِيَة‎ (wāqiya) meaning "protector, preserver", or it may be an alteration of the Hadhrami surname بلفقيه (Balfaqih) from Arabic الفَقِيه (al-faqīh) meaning "the jurist". This is the name of the current ruling family of Brunei.
Added 1/20/2020 by namefix
Edited 9/12/2020 by HL