The Name Farah Is Feminine--A Girl's Name

AIOPZ

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This is the pettiest thread ever. Just simply looking up the Arabic name 'Farah' in the search engine exposed that even in Arab cultures, Farah is most definitely a name given to men:

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AussieHustler

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This is the pettiest thread ever. Just simply looking up the Arabic name 'Farah' in the search engine exposed that even in Arab cultures, Farah is most definitely a name given to men:

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@Lolalola

Call it petty and whatever else you like, but after you searched the entire internet you came up that the name is OCCASSIONALLY given to men and it is unisex. What is wrong in admitting these facts? Powerful nations debate these kind of issues and admit if they got it wrong. A Somali nomad would never give a "unisex" name to his male son. Why Farah? He didn't know. Simple facts.
 

AussieHustler

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United States

Farah: It's a girl!
Since 1880, we have no record of any boys being named Farah while 337 girls were named Farah.

http://www.babynameshub.com/gendercompare.cfm?Name=Farah


Arabs

Farah or Farrah is an Arabic feminine and occasionally masculine given name.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farah_(name)

The name Farah is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "happiness". Farah and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Happy and discussed in our forums with posts like "Outlandish this-or-that [girls]

From the experts:

Farah is a soft and lovely Arabic name, best known here in this original spelling via the last Empress of Iran, Farah Palavi. It's currently a Top 250 name in both France and the Netherlands, which both have a large Arabic-speaking population, and appears in at least two video games.

https://nameberry.com/babyname/Farah

A soft and lovely Arabic name, Istaqfurallah.
 

Western4Life

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I heard Ayanle means "without Ayan" in preIslamic Somali language. I wonder what the context was.
 

AussieHustler

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Jiron

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I never came a woman named farax, it’s a really cool sounding name and there’s nothing wrong with it :)
 

AussieHustler

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No, because in our culture only males are named farax. I guess it depends on where u grew up in :)
@Jiron

The whole thread is about how we messed up the name in our culture because Somali nomads practice an extreme patriarchal system and if they knew Farah is mostly named after females, they wouldn't have called their sons Farah. Are you still beholden to a mistake they made?
 

IstarZ

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@Lolalola

Call it petty and whatever else you like, but after you searched the entire internet you came up that the name is OCCASSIONALLY given to men and it is unisex. What is wrong in admitting these facts? Powerful nations debate these kind of issues and admit if they got it wrong. A Somali nomad would never give a "unisex" name to his male son. Why Farah? He didn't know. Simple facts.

Do you also feel as strongly about Xamdi iyo Shukri? They’re also unisex names.
 

AussieHustler

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Do you also feel as strongly about Xamdi iyo Shukri? They’re also unisex names.
@IstarZ

Sxb, unlike the other names, the name Farah is highly symbolic to us and it detonates and resonates with the brave Somali male warrior. When the discussion is about a Somali male, we use Farah, that is how highly the name means to us. What happens when the name is not what we thought about and it is predominantly used as a female name? We should lick our wounds and find an original Somali name. How about Farhan instead of Farah? It negatively triggered so many guys here and couldn’t admit to the mistakes our elders made and this only indicates that we are less equipped in crisis management and problem solving.



As a female, this porn star has more rights to the name than a Somali man. Hayaaaaaaaaaaaay
 
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