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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ACKBAR Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
Alternate transcription of Arabic أكبر (see AKBAR), as well as the usual Indonesian and Malay form. It is typical of Indonesia.
ASSAGAF Arabic, Indonesian
Variant of AL SAQQAF primarily used in Indonesia.
ASSAGAFF Arabic, Indonesian
Variant of AL SAQQAF primarily used in Indonesia.
ASSEGAF Arabic, Indonesian
Variant of AL SAQQAF primarily used in Indonesia.
ASSEGAFF Arabic, Indonesian
Variant of AL SAQQAF primarily used in Indonesia.
AYUB Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Malay, Indonesian
From the given name AYYUB.
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.
BATUBARA Indonesian, Batak
Means "coal" in Batak.
BAYU Indonesian
Means "wind" in Indonesian.
BULAN Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano, Indonesian
Means "moon" in Tagalog, Cebuano, and Indonesian.
CANIAGO چانياڬو Indonesian, Minangkabau
Variant of CHANIAGO.
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 چانياڬو 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.
DAUD Arabic, Indonesian, Malay, Urdu
From the given name DAUD.
DEWA ꦢꦺꦮꦶ, ᬤᬾᬯ Indonesian, Javanese, Sundanese, Balinese, Indian, Hindi, Malay
Means "god, deity" in Malay and Indonesian, of Sanskrit origin (see the given name DEWA). In India, it can also be a variant transcription of DEVA.
DEWI ꦢꦺꦮꦶ 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".
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.
HALAWA Indonesian, Arabic
Derived from Arabic حُلْو (ḥulw) meaning "sweet".
HASIBUAN Indonesian, Batak
From the name of a Batak king whose name is of uncertain meaning.
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".
ISKANDAR Indonesian, Arabic
From the given name ISKANDAR.
ISKANDER Indonesian, Arabic
From the given name ISKANDAR.
LEE Vietnamese, Hmong, Thai, Khmer, Lao, Filipino, Tagalog, Malay, Indonesian
Vietnamese, Hmong, Thai, Khmer, Lao, Filipino, Malay, and Indonesian form of LI (1).
LIE Indonesian
Indonesian spelling of LI (1).
LIEM Indonesian
Indonesian spelling of LIN.
MATHEAS Indonesian
From the given name MATHEAS, a variant of MATTHIAS. This surname is found among Indonesian populations.
MATHEOS Indonesian
From the given name MATHEOS, a variant of MATTHIAS. This surname is found among Indonesian populations.
MUFASA Eastern African, Swahili, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Indonesian
Means "king" in Swahili, Hindi, Marathi, and Indonesian, of Sanskrit origin (see the given name MUFASA).
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.
NASUTION Indonesian, Batak
From Mandailing Nan Sakti On or Na Sakti On meaning "the magic one", from sakti meaning "mystical, magical" (ultimately from Sanskrit शक्ति (śákti)). It was used as a nickname for Si Baroar Nan Sakti, a legendary Mandailing ruler... [more]
NJOO Indonesian
Variant of NYOO.
NOER Arabic, Indonesian
Indonesian variant of NUR based on Dutch orthography.
NOR Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
From the given name NOR (1).
NYOO Indonesian
Indonesian variant of YANG via Dutch
OOY Indonesian
Indonesian spelling of HUANG, based on Hokkien OOI.
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]
RAEES Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Arabic, Indonesian
From the Arabic tile رَئِيس (raʾīs) meaning "chief, leader".
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.
SASTROWARDOYO Indonesian, Javanese
Means "writings of the heart" from Sanskrit शास्त्र (śāstra) meaning "scripture, writings" and हृदय (hṛ́daya) meaning "heart". This is the name of a Javanese family of nobility.
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.
SIGUMBANG سيكومبڠ Indonesian, Minangkabau
Alternate transcription of SIKUMBANG.
SIKUMBANG سيكومبڠ 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.
SURYA ꦱꦸꦂꦪꦺꦴ Indian, Urdu, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Odia, Malayalam, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Indonesian, Javanese
Derived from Sanskrit सूर्य (sū́rya) meaning "sun" (see the given name SURYA).
TANJUNG تنجوڠ Indonesian, Minangkabau, Batak
From Indonesian tanjung meaning "cape, headland, point". This is the name of both a Minangkabau tribe from West Sumatra and a Batak tribe from North Sumatra.
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-).
YESUA Indonesian
From the given name Yesua, a variant of YESHUA. This surname is found among Indonesian populations.
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.
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