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Subject: Somali names
Author: Name Queen   (Authenticated as NameQueen)
Date: January 29, 2010 at 9:40:19 PM
I am not Somali, but in my job I interact with many Somalis and Somali-Americans. Almost all Somalis are Sunni Muslim, so Arabic names are in very common use. However, there are also traditional Somali names or Somali versions of Arabic names. Here are some of them:

Female:
Barni
Hibaaq (hee-bock)
Fadumo (form of Fatima)
Ubax (or Ubah)
Canab (or Anab)
Fartun
Najmo
Ilhan
Asli
Ayaan (or Ayan)
Sumayo
Farhiyo
Nafiso
Hodan
Shukri

Male
Guled
Maxamed, Mohamed, Mohamud, Mohamoud
Samatar
Liibaan (or Liban)
Hirsi (or Hersi)
Roble
Warsame

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