Malaysia's top baby names for 2012
When it comes to choosing your baby's name, it may seem like everyone has an opinion! This is where BabyCenter can help.
Whether you are looking for a unique name for a baby girl, or a traditional name for a baby boy, you may get some ideas from this list of top baby names in Malaysia. Our annual list of national favourites, courtesy of thousands of BabyCenter Malaysia parents who were pregnant or had a baby in 2012, may inspire you in your search for the perfect baby name.
Top 25 boys' names
Top 25 girls' names
New cross-cultural names
The top Malaysian baby names have always been those with cross-cultural appeal. Names such as Adam, Daniel, Sophia, Hannah and Sarah retain their top spots year after year because they are popular with parents in nearly every ethnic community in Malaysia.
In 2012, we saw some new names bridge the cultural divide. For boys, Aaron (number 18), Aidan (number 29) and Aryan (number 25) are gaining popularity with parents in different communities. For girls, Amna and Amanda – though not in this year's list – are notable multicultural monikers.
A form of Sarah, a Biblical name, meaning "princess". Also from Arabic word zahr, meaning "flower".
From the Latin, meaning "loveable" or "lovely". Derived from the word amare, meaning "to love".
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