New Straits Times
PRINCESS AURA NURR ERMILY AMARA AULIYA BIDADARI NAWAL EL ZENDRA MOHD SUFIAN
THE longest name registered with the National Registration Department (NRD) last year was Princess Aura Nurr Ermily Amara Auliya Bidadari Nawal El Zendra Mohd Sufian.
The 12-word moniker was revealed by NRD director-general Datuk Mohammad Razin Abdullah at the National Registration and NRD Innovation Day celebration here yesterday.
Prior to Princess Aura, the longest name registered with NRD was Nur Fathaniah Tariyah Karimah Farwizah Zahabiyah Syahirah Binti Airol Anizam, in 2004.
Razin revealed other interesting statistics on Malaysian names.
For instance, there is only one person in the country named Mohd Azis Jamman, who happens to be the deputy home minister.
The most popular name for boys last year is Ismail, with 72,157 registrations, followed by Abdullah, with 47,989 registrations.
“For girls, the most popular name is Fatimah, with 74,605 registrations, followed by Zainab (41,450) and Azizah (34,114).”
Razin said there were 22,664,777 MyKad holders up to June 30.
Of the total, he said, 19,322,409 had changed to the new MyKad, while 3,247,589 had yet to do so.
Razin urged those who had not claimed their new MyKads to do so at an NRD counter.