Database of Somali names boys & girls

Ayaan
Saado
Isir
Cosob
Hidiyo
Hinda
Barwaaqo
Canab
Idil
Waris
Koos
Sagal
Aragsan
Sagal
Luul
Cawo
Ladan
Xiis
Aragsan
Wanaagsan
Habboon
Ugbaad
Cadar
Yusur
Ruun
Deggan
Mulki
Ugaaso
Deeqa
Dayaxo
Batuulo

Deeq
Samadoon
Samawade
Samatar
Sharmaarke (Shar-ma-arke)
Rooble
Mirre
Barre
Cawil
Faarax
Geedi
Geelle
Liibaan
Diiriye
Guuleed
Cawaale
Warsame
Caydiid
Cigaal
Cigaale
Caynaanshe
Baaruud
Huruuse
Samane
Maygaag
Keyse
Kaynaan
Mooge
Mursal
Wacays
Abokor
Madar
Shirdoon
Abtidoon
Absame
Abshir
Hanad
Gama'diid
Keenadiid
Warfaa
Garaad
Garre
A lot of these are arabic based
 

Fels

#trollhunter
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
Gonna give my kids somali names if i have sny:francis:
 

Apollo

Staff Member
Moderator
Somebody should buy this book and then copy-paste all the names they listed:

Qaamuuska Magacyada Soomaaliyeed (A Dictionary of Somali Names) by Mohammed Sh. Hassan
 

NotMyL

"You are your best thing"
VIP
Can anyone tell me the meanings of the name Kahin? Really interested in naming my son that, that’s if I win the coin toss.
 

Cigaal

يا نبي سلام عليك
Can anyone tell me the meanings of the name Kahin? Really interested in naming my son that, that’s if I win the coin toss.
I found this on reddit

Kaahin= Kaah, which is synoymous with Ilays or Iftiin. Usually this name is given to someone who born early dawn or sunrise. A synoymous name with Kaahin is the name Waabari. The feminine name of Kaahin is Kaaha.
 

NotMyL

"You are your best thing"
VIP
I found this on reddit

Kaahin= Kaah, which is synoymous with Ilays or Iftiin. Usually this name is given to someone who born early dawn or sunrise. A synoymous name with Kaahin is the name Waabari. The feminine name of Kaahin is Kaaha.
Beautiful, thank you walaal.
 

Cigaal

يا نبي سلام عليك
Jayte, cagaane, kuluc, xareed, bacalwaan, naaleeye, gallad, gabeyre, waasuge, saxardiid and guhaad
 
Great list guys. Now if only we could look into the meaning behind them.
If someone has the book Abtirsiinta erayada af Soomaaliga, please, search their meaning and share with us.
 
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