PUTRAJAYA: 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 during the National Registration and NRD Innovation Day celebration here today.
Prior to Princess Aura, the longest name ever registered with the NRD was Nur Fathaniah Tariyah Karimah Farwizah Zahabiyah Syahirah Binti Airol Anizam, in 2004.
Meanwhile, Razin also revealed other interesting statistics on Malaysian names.
For instance, there is only one person in the entire county named Mohd Azis Jamman, who just happens to be the Deputy Home Minister.
Meanwhile, 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),” he added.
Razin said that there are 22,664,777 MyKad holders nationwide, as of June 30.
Of the total, he said, 19,322,409 had changed to the new MyKad, while 3,247,589 have yet to do so.
Razin urged those who have not yet claimed their new MyKad to do so at the nearest NRD counter.