So, whether you're looking for a name that will stand out from the crowd or something more traditional, here are the national favourites for 2009!
10 most popular boys' names
10 most popular girls' names
A word about our boys' namesNames for boys that are popular the world over also made it into our list, albeit with a Malaysian twist. Welcome Rayyan and Jayden.
And while Adam, Ethan, Ian, Ryan and Isaac are familiar names, Aqil, Irfan and Danish are interesting additions – no doubt contributed by parents looking for something more unique to add to our muhibbah heritage.
Something for the girlsAgain, it is interesting to see that names for girls that are popular all over the world are popular in Malaysia, too. Hannah, Adriana, Sarah (or Sara) and Zara have always been perennial favourites in other parts of the world.
However, some Malaysian parents are clearly thinking out of the box when it comes to their daughters' names. So, Selamat Harijadi to Qistina, Qaseh, Alya and Arissa.
Meanwhile, if you're still thinking about a name, try our baby name finder where you can search by origin or meaning, as well as alphabetically. You can also get more ideas for baby names according to your culture, religion and preferences.