Female, Male

Bulan

Bulan is an Indonesian female name meaning “moon” and is a word in several Austronesian languages.

Bulan is also the name of a Khazar ruler in the eighth or ninth century CE who converted to Judaism and led the Khazars to it as well (the Khazar being a semi-nomadic Turkish people). In this case, the name derives from Old Turkic meaning “elk” or “hart”; apparently in modern Turkish it means “the one who finds” but I don’t know how accurate that is.

Origin: Indonesian; Old Turkic

Meaning: “moon” in Indonesian and several Austronesian languages; also an Old Turkic name “elk” or “hart” though in modern Turkish it supposedly means “the one who finds”

Usage: Indonesian, Old Turkic

Variants:

  • Wulan (Javanese)

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