Nor has been the most popular name for baby girls year after year. Indeed, in Muslim-majority Malaysia, where Nor is usually the first name in double- or triple-name combinations, it is unlikely that Nor would ever be toppled off its top spot.
From the Greek meaning "wisdom", Sophia has surged in popularity, from No. 15 in our 2010, No. 5 in 2011, and No. 3 in 2012.
Like Sophia, Alicia has steadily made gains every year. In 2010, Alicia ranked No. 7; in 2011, she climbed to No. 6; in 2012, she climbed up one more to No. 5. Go Alicia!
Damia is a favourite name for baby girls amongst Muslim parents in Malaysia.
As a multicultural favourite, Zara has a firm place in our top names list every year. Zara has two meanings: as a form of Sarah, meaning "princess"; and, the Arabic zahr, meaning "flower".
The name of the wife of the Prophet, Aishah is a favourite name for Muslim parents.
Hannah comes from the Hebrew name Channah meaning "grace" or "favour". Again, its popularity amongst the various ethnic communities in Malaysia ensures it has a place in the top 25 every year.
Another multicultural winner, Adelia has German origins meaning "noble kind or type", but it is also a genus of flowering plants.
From the Arabic "exalted", Alya has consistently had a place in our top 25 names.
Irdina improved on her first appearance last year, where she was in 14th place.
A Malaysian classic but a newcomer to our list, Puteri (the Malay word for "princess") makes a strong debut, especially as the first of double- or triple-name combinations.
A favourite of parents in Malaysia's various ethnic communities, Sara, from the Hebrew for "princess" is another multicultural winner we see year after year.
Dhia made her debut at No. 17 last year. We found it often used as a second or third name for Malay-Muslim babies.
Humaira is said to be the nickname the Prophet gave to his wife Aishah. It looks like Humaira peaked at No. 8 in 2011.
Khadijah is another classic name propelled to the top by the trend for retro names. Arabic in origin, it means "early child" or "premature baby".
Rania started rising in the baby name ranks when Queen Rania of Jordan came into prominence. Finally, the name breaks through the top 25. Welcome!
Arissa has made every top names list on BabyCenter Malaysia since 2009. Interestingly, in 2011, it was also No. 17 before rising up to ranks to make No. 10 last year.
Raihana, the female version of Raihan, which means "heaven's flower", makes it to the top 25 for the first time.
Since making her debut at No. 10 in 2011, Safiya (Arabic for "pure") seems to be slowly losing steam. In 2012, she was No. 11 and is now No. 19.
Arianna appeals to parents in every Malaysian community, which explains its popularity year after year. It comes from the Greek ari, meaning "most" and adnos, meaning "holy".
Iman, from the Arabic amana (belief), enjoys the distinction of being the only unisex name in our list, for the second year running.
Another firm favourite, Keisha is a form of Keziayh, which is from the Hebrew meaning "cassia", which is the name of a spice tree.
A fairly popular contemporary name, this is the first time Nurin has made our top names list.
Izzara has been patiently climbing up the ranks in the last few years and finally manages to break through this year.
Siti is another Malay classic brought to the fore by the trend for retro names. Like Puteri and Nor, it is also a popular first name in double- and triple-name combinations.