Beautiful Indonesian Names and What They Mean

Two Indonesian girls making traditional Indonesian dish in Tenganan, Indonesia
Two Indonesian girls making traditional Indonesian dish in Tenganan, Indonesia | Photo by Cok Wisnu on Unsplash
Edira Putri

Indonesians take the noble task of naming their children very seriously. From the way the name sounds to meanings, all are considered to determine a decent and graceful name for the beloved. As a popular saying goes, ‘a name is a prayer you give to a child’.Discover beautiful Indonesian names and what they mean.

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Female | From Indonesian, meaning “beautiful” | Pronounced een-dah


Female | Derived from Arabic نور, meaning “light” | Pronounced noor


Female | Derived from Arabic, meaning “purity” | Pronounced fee-tree


Female | Derived from Arabic النِّسَاء, meaning “lady” | Pronounced ah-neesa


Female | Derived from Javanese, meaning “shining star” | Pronounced car-tee-kah


Female | Derived from Javanese, Sanskrit, meaning “goddess, angel” | Pronounced dea-wee


Male | Derived from Sanskrit Vāyu, meaning “wind” | Pronounced baa-you


Male | Derived from Arabic قْزِر , meaning “blessings” | Pronounced reez-key


Male | Derived from Arabicفجر, meaning “dawn, morning” | Pronounced faa-jar


Male | From Indonesian, meaning “good manner, wisdom” | Pronounced boo-dee


Male | From Indonesian, meaning “love of justice”; from Islamic vocabulary, meaning “hope” | Pronounced ray-zah

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