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.
AFFENDI Malaysian
Derived from the given name Affendi (see Effendi).
ARIF Urdu, Bengali, Indian (Muslim), Malay, Arabic
From the given name Arif.
DEWI 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.
ISHAK Malay, Arabic, Muslim
From the given name Ishak.
LEONG Chinese, Malaysian
Chinese variant as well as the Malaysian form of Liang.
MOHAMED Arabic, Malay, Somali
Variant transcription of Muhammad.
NOOR Pakistani, Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Punjabi, Malay, Pashto, Arabic, Indian (Muslim), Muslim
From the given name Noor, from the Arabic نُور (nūr) "light".
RAJA Pakistani, 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.
RAJAN Indian, Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali, Malaysian
From the title Raja or Raj denoting a South Asian king or prince; mainly used in Southern India.
RAZIF Malaysian
From the given name Razif.
RIZAL Malay, 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.
SUHAILA Malaysian
From the given name Suhaila.
TAHIR Arabic, Urdu, Malay, Indian (Muslim)
From the given name Tahir.
YAHYA Arabic, Indonesian, Urdu, Malay, Swahili
From the given name Yahya.
YUSOF Malaysian, Malay
From the given name Yusof, a variant of Joseph used as a patronymic and surname.
ZAIDI Pakistani, 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.
ZAINUDDIN Malaysian, Malay
From the given name Zainuddin, a variant of Zayn ad-Din.
ZULKARNAIN Malay
From the given name Zulkarnain.