Common boy names in Indonesia become more variant from time to time. Most of them are influenced by so many things. It can be modernization through technology, education, lifestyle, and many more. It also can be made by history such as the dark side of Indonesian history that was influenced by countries that colonized Indonesia.
Common boy names in Indonesia are used to represent what the boy would be in his next future. That makes some Indonesian believe in choosing a name they should make some ceremonial. In most Indonesian cultures it can be influenced by the original famous tribes in Indonesia.
In Javanese culture, there is a ceremony to eat the porridge with red and white color as a symbol to a name that was given to a baby boy. Not only the porridge, the ceremonial commonly followed by some rituals that represent the local custom culture to give a blessing to the child.
In Papuan culture, they followed the history of the Asmat tribe in Indonesia to give a name for their baby boy. That is why their name would represent great meaning to the boy. In the Balinese tradition, there will be huge Bali traditional festivals and celebrations to choose the name for the baby boy.
As time goes by, some common boy names in Indonesia are not changing drastically. Most of them still use the basics of Indonesian culture of the rule of giving names to their baby boys.
Names become one of the symbols of identity that are given from the parents to their baby. That is why commonly parents carefully choose a name that represents their hope and wishes to their child. It can bring luck such as the best Indonesian actor star or so.
Even the eras come differently, Indonesian people seem to have a great grip on the stand to their culture. That makes the name that appears on their baby boy becomes such a common boy name in Indonesia that would not change easily from time to time.
Speaking of some common boy names in Indonesia, here we have some of them on the list below complete with the meaning behind them. Let’s check them out!
|2||Abdurrahman||Javanese||The one who serves mercy|
|3||Adi||Javanese||Firstborn, superiority symbol, winner, indicates of the Lord Siva in Hinduism, companion for the prophet Muhammad|
|4||Ady||Javanese||King, bring the ruler|
|7||Andi||Javanese/Sundanese||Bring wise to face everything in life|
|8||Ahmad||Javanese||one of many names of the Prophet Muhammad that comes with much-praised|
|9||Aji||Javanese||Having a great taste|
|10||Aldo||Ambonese||Old, wise, pictured of the nobleman|
|11||Ardi||Javanese||Down to earth, humble|
|12||Arif||Javanese||Clever and diligent|
|13||Arief||Javanese||Knowledgeable, wise, intelligent|
|14||Aris||Javanese||Blessing of God, healing|
|21||Budi||Javanese||Good, kind, solemn|
|22||Budiman||Sundanese||Good and wise|
|23||Budiarto||Javanese||Good in money|
|25||Catur||Javanese||The fourth kid|
|26||Cipta||Javanese||Capable to create something|
|28||Dian||Javanese||A candle that is capable bring the light|
|29||Dedi||Javanese||Bring a wealthy|
|33||Eka/Eko||Universal||Firstborn, pictures of God Vishnu|
|36||Firman||Javanese||Strong, great traveler, firm|
|39||Gede||Balinese||First born, Great|
|47||Iwan||Sundanese||Firstborn, represent low profile, down to earth|
|48||Jaka/Joko||Sundanese/Javanese||young man, represents a successful of young men|
|49||Jati||Javanese||Oaktree, represent a strong and solemn ascetic|
|50||Kusuma||Javanese||Blossom like flower|
|51||Kristian||Chinese-Indonesian||Faith in God that represents the follower of Christ|
|56||Nur||Javanese||Bring the light|
|57||Nanang||Sundanese||Decision maker, brave, clever|
|58||Nyoman||Balinese||Third child, bring wise to the last|
So, there are some of the common boy names in Indonesia that are so popular in most of the Indonesian region. Most of them represent good things that hopefully bring good luck along with the boy’s life. Have you ever heard those names? Which one becomes your favorite?