Somali Submitted Names

Somali names are used in the country of Somalia in eastern Africa.
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AADEN m Somali
Somali form of Adam.
AAMIINA f Somali
Somali form of Aminah.
ABADIR m Near Eastern Mythology, Coptic (Bohairic), Coptic (Sahidic), Arabic (Archaic), Harari, Somali (Archaic)
Means "mighty father". This was a Phoenician name for the highest deity. It was borne by a legendary Coptic saint who was martyred with his sister Irais (or Iraja, Herais, Rhais).
ABDI m Somali, Indonesian, Turkish
Derived from Arabic عَبْد (ʿabd) meaning "servant".
ABDIRAHIM m Somali
Somali form of Abdurrahim.
ABDIRAHMAN m Somali
Somali form of Abdul-Rahman.
ABDULLAHI m Somali, Nigerian
Form of Abdullah used in Somalia and Nigeria.
ABSHIR m Somali
Means "congratulation" in Somali.
ALEEKI m Somali
Means "brave lion" in Somali.
AMBURO f Somali
Seems to be derived from the surname Amburo.
ARAGSAN f Somali
Means "see" in Somali.
AXMED m Somali
Somali form of Ahmed.
AYAAN f Somali
Means "lucky, fortunate" or possibly "bright" in Somali.
AYAN f Somali
Variant of Ayaan.
AYANLE m Somali
Masculine form of Ayan.
BARKHAD m Somali
Possibly means "blessings" from Arabic بَرَكَة (baraka) "blessing, bless".
BARRE m Somali
A name that comes from the Somali word bare which means "teacher." Barre was the last name (meaning the first name of the grandfather of) Mohamed Siad Barre (Somali spelling: Maxamed Siyaad Barre). Siad Barre was the military ruler and president of Somali from 1969 until 1991.
BASHIIR m Somali
Somali form of Bashir.
BAXSAN f Somali
Means "escape" in Somali.
BEYDAAN f Somali
Somali feminine name taken directly from the ordinary vocabulary word for "almond", which is perhaps ultimately from Persian بادام (bâdâm) "almond".
BURHAAN m Somali, Arabic
Means "charisma" in Somali and "proof" in Arabic.
BUUX m Somali
Means "full" in Somali.
CAA'ISHA f Somali (Rare)
Somali variant of Aisha.
CABAAS m Somali
Somali form of Abbas.
CABDI m Somali
Somali variant of Abdi.
CABDILLE m Somali
Somali form of Abdullah.
CABDULLAHI m Somali
Somali form of Abdullahi.
CALI m Somali
Somali form of Ali (1).
CANAB f Somali
Means "grape" in Somali.
CAWEYS m Somali
Means "night" in Somali.
CAWIL m Somali
A name that means "replacement." A family may give the name to a male whose father or older brother has died.
CAWO f Somali
A name that comes from the Somali word cawo which means "luck." Outside of Somalia, Somalis may spell it as Awo.
CAYNAANSHE m Somali
Means "cotton" in Somali.
CIGAAL m Somali
Means "turban" in Somali.
CILMI m Somali
A name that derives from the word cilmi which means "knowledge" or "learning."
CUMAR m Somali
Somali form of Omar.
DAAHIR m Somali
Variant of Dahir.
DAHIR m Somali
Somali form of Tahir.
DEGMO f Somali
Means "district" in Somali.
DIRIC m Somali
A name that comes from the Somali word diric which means "bold; fearless or daring." The name connotes courage or heroism. Outside of Somalia, a Somali person may spell the name as DIRI.
FAARAX m Somali
An old Somali name, not to be confused with the Arabic name Farah.
FADUMA f Somali
Somali variant of Fatimah.
FADUMO f Somali
Somali form of Fatima.
FAHMO f Somali
Means "understanding" in Somali directly from the Arabic root f-h-m (see Fahim).
FARDOWSA f Somali
Somali form of Firdaus.
FARHIYA f Swahili, Somali
Variant transcription of Fariha.
FILSAN f & m Somali (Rare)
The best of her/his age. ... [more]
GADIID m Somali (Rare)
Its an old Somali name.
GALAYAX m Somali
Means "lighthouse" in Somali.
GALBEYTE m Somali
Means "in the west" in Somali.
GEESI f Somali
Means "a courageous man, brave, hero" in Somali.
GUREY m Somali
A name that comes from the Somali word gurey, meaning "left-handed." This word is usually an adjective, but sometimes a name.
GUULEED m Somali
Means "victor" in Somali.
HABON f & m Somali (Rare), Spanish
This name means when everything comes together at the right time and the right place. Beautiful.
HIBAAQ f Somali
Derived from Arabic هِبَة (hiba) meaning "gift, grant".
HIBAQ f Somali
Variant transcription of Hibaaq.
HODAN f Somali
A Somali name that means "wealthy, rich." Hodan is the Somali word for "wealth, rich." This is one of the most common traditional Somali names.
HOODO f Somali
This name comes from the Somali word hoodo which means "luck, fortunate." Somalis outside of Somalia may spell the name as Hodo.
IBRAAHIIM m Somali
Somali form of Abraham.
IBRAAHIM m Somali
Somali form of Abraham.
IBRAAHIN m Somali (Archaic)
Somali form of Abraham, now perhaps archaic. This name was borne by Ibraahin Adeer (ruled late 17th century to mid-18th century), the first sultan of the Sultanate of the Geledi, a Somali kingdom that ruled parts of the Horn of Africa from the late 17th century to 1910.
IBRAHIIM m Somali (Archaic)
Somali form of Abraham, now perhaps archaic.
IDIL f Somali
Somali form of Idil.
IIMAAN f & m Somali
Somali form of Iman. One notable bearer of this name is Somalian-born American model Iman (born 1955).
ISMAACIIL m Somali
Somali form of Ishmael.
ISMAHAN f Somali, Persian (Rare), Arabic (Rare)
Variant of Asmahan. This spelling is more typically used within the Somali diaspora.
ISXAAQ m Somali
Somali form of Isaac.
JAWAAHIR f Somali
Somali form of Jawahir. One bearer is Somali-American model Jawaahir Axmed (born 1991), better known by her Americanized name of Jawahir Ahmed.
JIBRIIL m Somali
Somali form of Gabriel.
KALIFA f Somali
Means "chaste, holy" in Somali.
KHADIIJA f Somali
Somali form of Khadija.
KHADRA f Somali
Means "lucky, fortunate" in Somali
LADAN f Somali
A name that means "healthy."
LIBAN m Arabic, Somali
The name Liban, meaning persevere in ancient arabic is prodominatley used in the northern region of Somalia (now Somaliland). Usually given to boys who are seen as handsome at birth.
LIBIN f Somali
Libin means "healthy."
LIIBAAN m Somali
Means "victory, winning" in Somali.
LOOYAAN m Somali
Means "unconsciously" in Somali.
MAGAN m Somali
Means "protection" or "refuge" in Somali.
MAHAD m Somali
Means "thanks" in Somali.
MARYAMA f Arabic (Maghrebi), Somali
Maghrebi and Somali variant of Maryam.
MATAAN m Somali
A name from the Somali word for "twin."
MAXAHMED m Somali
Variant of Maxamed.
MAXAMAD m Somali
Variant of Maxamed.
MAXAMED m Somali
Somali form of Muhammad.
MAXAMUD m Somali
Somali variant of Muhammad.
MAXAMUUD m Somali
Somali form of Mohammad.
MAXBUUB m Somali
Somali form of Mahbub.
MAYGAAG m Somali
Means "bath" in Somali.
MUSTAFE m Somali
Somali form of Mustafa.
MUSTAPHE m Somali
Somali form of Mustafa.
MUXAMMAD m Somali
Variant of Maxamed.
NAALEEYE m Somali
Means "anyway" in Somali.
NADIFA f Somali
Feminine form of Nadif.
NALA f African, Somali, Popular Culture
An African feminine name meaning "us." A famous bearer is Nala, Simba's friend (and later wife) from Disney's 'The Lion King'.
NASTEEXO f Somali
A name from the word meaning "advice, counsel."
NASTEHO f Somali
Means "advice" or "counsel" in Somali.
NIMO f Somali
Somali version of the Arabic names Nima and Nimat meaning "blessing."
QORANE m Somali
Means "writer" in Somali.
RAAGE m Somali
Means "he who delayed at birth" in Somali.
RAQIIYAA f Somali
Somali form of Raqiya.
ROOBLE m Somali
A Somali name that means "rain man" or "one who brings rain." The Somali word roob means "rain."
SAGAL f Somali
A name that derives from the word sagal which means morning rays of the sun during the rainy season.
SAHRA f Somali, Arabic, German (Modern, Rare), Turkish, English (Modern, Rare)
Literally from Arabic صحراء (ṣaḥrāʾ) meaning "desert", though it is actually a variant of Zahrah meaning "flower".
SAKARIYE m Somali
Somali form of Zechariah.
SALEEBAAN m Somali
Somali form of Sulayman.
SAMAKAAB m Somali
Means "charity" in Somali.
SAMATAR m Somali
This Somali name means "doing good" or just "good."
SAMUU'EEL m Somali
Somali form of Samuel.
SEKARYAAH m Somali
Somali form of Zechariah.
SHAADIYYA f Somali
Somali form of Shadya.
SHAMSI f Somali, Persian, Ancient Near Eastern
An Old Persian Name - Literal meaning "my sun".... [more]
SHARMAARKE m Somali
A name that means "see no evil" or "protect from evil." The prefix shar- means "evil."
SHERMARKE m Somali
Means "one who brings good fortune" in Somali.
SOOYAAN m Somali
Means "make up" in Somali.
SUGAAL m Somali
Means "wait" in Somali.
SUUBBAN f Somali
Means “goodbye” in Somali.
TISSA f Somali
A gift from God
UBAX f Somali
Means "flower" or "blossom" in Somali.
UGBAAD f Somali
Variant of Ugbad.
UGBAD f Somali
The meaning is a "Bouquet of Roses". It is a new name, people used it as a very advanced language term of the meaning.
WARIS f African, Somali
Means "desert flower" in Somali.
WARSAME m Somali
Means "good news", derived from Somali war meaning "information, news" and same "good, positive".
WEHELIYE m Somali
Means "companion" in Somali.
XAADSAN f Somali
Means "cute" in Somali.
XALWO f Somali
Means "sweet" in Somali. It is the name of a Somali dessert.
XASAN m Somali
Somali form of Hasan.
XIDIG m Somali
Means "star" in Somali.
XIRSI m Somali
This Somali name means "safeguard." The word xirsi also means "safeguard." The x in Somali is a voiceless pharyngeal fricative, a throaty sound that is not present in English. Somalis outside of Somalia may spell the name as HIRSI or HERSI.
XUSEEN m Somali
Somali form of Husayn.
YACQUUB m Somali
A Somali form of Yaqub.
YAHYE m Somali
Somali form of Yahya.
YASMIIN f Somali
Somali form of Yasmin.
YOOXANAA m Somali
Somali form of John.
YUUSUF m Somali
Somali form of Joseph.