Type Country
Pronounced Pron. /mə.ˈleɪ.ʒə/(English) /ma.ˈlaɪ̯.zi̯a/(German)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From the name of the Malay people, of uncertain origin. It is possibly from the name of a river, itself derived from Malay melaju or Javanese mlayu meaning "to run, to go fast". This is the name of a country in Asia.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesMaleisië(Afrikaans) Malayziya(Arabic) Malayzia(Armenian) Malayziya(Azerbaijani) Malayziya(Bulgarian) Maleisië(Dutch) Malesia(Finnish) Malaisie(French) Malesia(Greek) Maleshiya(Hindi) Malayziya(Kazakh) Malayziya(Kyrgyz) Malaizija(Latvian) Malaizija(Lithuanian) Malezi(Persian) Malásia(Portuguese) Malayziya(Russian) Malasia(Spanish) Malayziya(Tajik) Malesia(Thai) Malayziya(Ukrainian) Malayziya(Uzbek)
Given Name DescendantMalaysia(English)
Entry updated April 23, 2024