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Database of Somali names boys & girls

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

Girl names

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

Add "Dulmar"
 
Absuge
Waasuge

Caraale
Ayaanle
Ducaale
Nimcaale
Jimcaale
Hilowle
Cosoble
Geele
Diinle
Xeyle

Jeyte
Galbeyte

Sabriye
Diiriye

Caliyow
Cabdiyow
Calasow
Xooshow
Tooxow
Culusow
Caddow
Gaafow
Samow
Fiidow
Xaylow
Sheikow
Yalaxow

Odowaa


Mahadalle:rejoice:
 
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