Database of Somali names boys & girls

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  1. jugjugwacwac

    jugjugwacwac

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    The other thread asking what we'd name our sons got me thinking about how original and pure Somali names are literally dying out as more and more new parents give their kids Arab names. What makes it worse is many don't name their kids Arabic names that have some relation to Islam like Maxamed and Cabdullaahi or Caasha and Faadumo, which would be understandable and ok, but rather Arabic names like Fahad, Muhannad, Zayn, Rayaan, Kanza, Caaliya, Sabriina, etc.

    Can you imagine a Saudi or Yemeni naming his sons Caydiid, Raage or Liibaan or his daughters Hodan, Filsan or Ilwaad? The thought itself is ludicrous.So wth then is wrong with us? It's time for us awakened Somalis to fight against the 'Arabization' or 'Semetisization' of our Cushitic culture, and preserving our names is one of the main battles. Below I'm going to list pure names of Somali Cushitic origin. I hope this thread is stickied so it can serve as a resource for young Somali couples looking to name their babies. Of course the following lists are not exhaustive, but I'm going to try and cover as much names as I can. If by any chance there are names you feel aren't original Somali names please point them out. Also feel free to add Somali names that I have missed.

    Boy names

    The 'diid' names - Xildiid, Caydiid, Saxardiid, Gamadiid, Qaybdiid, Keenadiid
    The 'leh' names, even though the h in 'leh' is dropped - Samaale, Geelle, Sugulle, Buraale, Ducaale, Rooble, Cosoble, Guutaale, Carraale, Cawaale, Ayaanle, Cigalle, Bullaale
    The 'doon' names - Abtidoon, Bahdoon, Shirdoon, Coldoon, Samadoon, Gobdoon, Geeldoon
    The 'ow' names - Culusow, Fiidow, Tooxow, Yalaxow

    Aar
    Barkhad
    Barre
    Biixi
    Bile
    Bootaan
    Bulxan
    Buux
    Cabsiiye
    Cartan
    Cawad
    Cawil
    Caynaanshe
    Cige
    Ciiltire
    Deeq
    Dhiblaawe
    Diiriye
    Dirir
    Faahiye
    Gabeyre
    Gacayte
    Gadiid
    Galaal
    Galayax
    Galbeyte
    Geeddi
    Good
    Guhaad
    Guuleed
    Guure
    Habbane
    Hanad
    Haybe
    Hirad
    Hufane
    Hurre
    Kaahiye
    Kadiye
    Kayd
    Keynaan
    Kooshin
    Kulmiye
    Kunciil
    Liibaan
    Looyaan
    Magan
    Mahad
    Mataan
    Maygaag
    Miigane
    Mire
    Mooge
    Naaleeye
    Nageeye
    Obsiiye
    Odawaa
    Olol
    Qamaan
    Qorane
    Samaale
    Samakaab
    Samatar
    Sharmaarke
    Shidane
    Shire
    Shirwac
    Sooyaan
    Sugaal
    Suudi
    Waaheen
    Waasuge
    Wardheere
    Warfaa
    Warsame
    Wayrax
    Weheliye
    Xalane
    Xandulle
    Xoosh

    Girl names

    Aragsan
    Ayaan
    Barni
    Batuulo
    Baxsan
    Beydan
    Bilan
    Canbaro
    Cawo
    Cudbi
    Cutiya
    Deeqa
    Degmo
    Falis
    Filsan
    Habboon
    Halgan
    Hibaaq
    Hodman
    Hoodo
    Idil
    Idman
    Iftin
    Ilwaad
    Jamaad
    Kaaha
    Kiin
    Koos
    Ladan
    Maandeeq
    Magool
    Milgo
    Quman
    Ruun
    Saado
    Sagal
    Saluugla', Cawrala', Ceebla'
    Shankaroon
    Siman
    Suubban
    Tusmo
    Ubax
    Ugaaso
    Ugbaad
    Waris
    Warsan
    Wiilo
    Xaadsan
    Xaali
     
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  2. SOMALI GENERAL

    SOMALI GENERAL

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    Insha'allah i'll do my part in preserving pure Somali names when i start a family.
    :obama:
     
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  3. jugjugwacwac

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    Raggeedi!
     
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    Transparent cismaan maxamuud

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    half of these words are missions to say,nagadaa niyoo ilmaheen magacoo islaami halow bixiyo
     
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  5. jugjugwacwac

    jugjugwacwac

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    First of all most aren't difficult to pronounce or enunciate at all. But let's say ur right and they are, ur basically saying ur willing to forgo a huuuuge part of ur culture and inheritance from ur ancestors because u can't be bothered to move ur tongue a certain way. Interesting.
     
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    Transparent cismaan maxamuud

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    you're gonna be saying your kids name 24/7 saying dhiblaaawe everytime you're calling your kid is a mission,I would personally stick to the classicis like liban ,sharmake,,rooble ,hanad , faisal so on and so forth
     
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    jugjugwacwac

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    Liban, Sharmaarke, Rooble, and Hanad are Somali names while Faisal is Arabic. So ur not against Somali names ur just against the ones u find difficult to pronounce? That's fine, just stick to the easy ones but make sure u make a distinction between Arabic and Somali names which u didn't in ur list here.
     
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  8. Galaeri

    Galaeri USC | Ururka Bililiqada iyo Kufsiga

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    Fantastic names. :salute: There are too many I don't know I gotta enlist some help from relatives for the translations.

    Names like Hurre and Qaybdiid are rather funny. The former being another name for madow and the later meaning refusing to share (fairly?). It's also quite funny how we have many more names for madow people :russ: Huruseh, Malow, Magad for example.

    These days I noticed that a number of young Somali couples are giving their kids authentic Somali names. I got a few nieces and nephews with proper names, hopefully it will catch on.
     
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  9. jugjugwacwac

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    Oh snap, I frogot to add Huruuse. Never heard of Malow or Magad before...interesting.

    Young Somali couples giving their kdis authentic Somali names? I've never seen that before here in Canada. Where do u live sxb? And props to ur siblings and sibling in-laws.
     
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    Galaeri USC | Ururka Bililiqada iyo Kufsiga

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    Australia saxib. The ones with authentic names are generally the girls more than the boys. prophets names are still very popular. But yea, it isn't too many but there are some.
     
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    Transparent cismaan maxamuud

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    these ones sound nice in my honest opinom:
    • Warsame
    • guleed
    • libaan
    • sharmake
    • Ayaanle(this is suicide)
    • shirwac
     
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  12. Abdalla

    Abdalla Medical specialist in diagnosing Majeerteentitis Prof.Dr.Eng. VIP

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    Where did the hype to add 'iina' after female names come from? I've seen lots of ubaxiina, amaliina, and nonsense like that on social media

    It's usually followed by mamita :ohlord:
     
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  13. Bahal

    Bahal ʜᴀᴄᴋᴇᴅ ᴍᴇᴍʙᴇʀ

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    Great list sxb, I'm saving it :2tjlv3e:
     
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  14. Gambar

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    This is a good list waxan rajanaya inaan istacmalo mar dhow. Everybody in my family has Somali names. Aabe has an Aw in his name as well. :icon lol:
     
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    Planning on naming my future son Sharmarke :denzelnigga: I agree though, we should use Somali names more often, but people think they'll be closer to the deen if they use Arabic names for some reason.

    Ps how is Falis pronounced? Looks like a nice name.
     
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  16. Bahal

    Bahal ʜᴀᴄᴋᴇᴅ ᴍᴇᴍʙᴇʀ

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    Exactly how it's spelled.

    Fa lis
     
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  17. Bohol

    Bohol Halimo connoisseur Staff Member Moderator

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    Samakab is a cool name, might name my future son that name.
     
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  18. Lord Flacko

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    Isniino is a beautiful female name.
     
  19. jugjugwacwac

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    Yeah I agree its nice, but it's from the day of the week 'isniin' which is from th Arabic 'ithniin'. In my list I included only those names that are Cushitic in origin and excluded Arabic names that have been Somalized, such as Isniino, Faarax (from the Arabic faraxa- to be happy) etc.
     
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    Dorga and Nageeye are two male Somali names (I think) Don't know if they're on your list


    Either way nice list :ehh:
     
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