11 Beautiful Indonesian Names and What They Mean

Beautiful Indonesian girl | © rudy0help / Flickr
Beautiful Indonesian girl | © rudy0help / Flickr
Photo of Edira Putri
18 May 2018

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.

Indah

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

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Nur

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

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Fitri

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

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Annisa

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

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Kartika

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

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Dewi

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

Bayu

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

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Rizky

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

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Fajar

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

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Budi

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

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Reza

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

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