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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.
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.
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
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".
ELLYAS Arabic, Somali, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Pashto, Punjabi, Indian (Muslim), Ethiopian, Ge'ez, Amharic, Filipino, Malay, Indonesian
Form of ILYAS
found in several languages.
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.
LEE Vietnamese, Hmong, Thai, Khmer, Lao, Filipino, Tagalog, Malay, Indonesian
Vietnamese, Hmong, Thai, Khmer, Lao, Filipino, Malay, and Indonesian form of LI (1)
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]
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]
RAMADHAN Arabic, Somali, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, Pashto, Afghani, Sindhi, Balochi, Dhivehi, Filipino, Maranao, Maguindanao, Tausug, Malay, Indonesian, Swahili, Albanian, Kosovar
From the given name RAMADAN
RAMADHANI Swahili, Indonesian
From Arabic رَمَضَان (ramaḍān)
, the name of the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and a period of fasting for Muslims.
RAMANI Urdu, Arabic, Persian, Balochi, Pashto, Dari, Kurdish, Sindhi, Gilaki, Luri, Mazanderani, Shina, Chitrali, Talysh, Malayalam, Gujarati, Bengali, Tati, Malay, Nepali, Punjabi, Qashqai, Assamese, Dhivehi, Indonesian, Hindi, Uyghur, Turkmen, Uzbek, Maranao, Filipino, Maguindanao, Tagalog, Cebuano, Tausūg
Possibly from the Given Name RAMADAN
. Other Theories possible.
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.
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]
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 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.
WIJAYA Indonesian, Javanese
Derived from Indonesian wijaya
meaning "victory", ultimately from Sanskrit विजय (vijaya)
meaning "victory, conquest, triumph".
From the given name Yesua
, a variant of YESHUA
. This surname is found among Indonesian populations.