Indonesian Submitted Surnames
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
AKBAR Pakistani, Bengali (Muslim), Indonesian, Indian (Muslim), Afghani, Arabic, Persian
From the given name Akbar
, itself derived from the Arabic أَكْبَر (’akbar)
"greater, greatest", the elative degree of كَبِير (kabīr)
"big, large, great". It is most widely used in the Islamic takbir: الله أكبر (Allāhu Akbar)
meaning "God is the greatest".
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.
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".
IQBAL Pakistani, Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Punjabi, Kashmiri, Arabic, Afghani, Pashto, Indonesian, Muslim
From the given name Iqbal
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.
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]
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”.