Somali Submitted Names
are used in the country of Somalia in eastern Africa.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
It means 'brave lion' in Somali. This is the name of top model Waris Dirie'son.
Means "lucky, fortunate" or possibly "bright" in Somali.
Possibly means "blessings" from Arabic بَرَكَة (baraka)
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.
Somali feminine name taken directly from the ordinary vocabulary word for "almond", which is perhaps ultimately from Persian بادام
An extremely popular nickname amongst Somali men, CABDI means "servant." Names for which CABDI is a nickname are Arabic in origin. These names contain the prefix abd (meaning "servant"), a definite article (such as al- or ar-), and one of the 99 names of God... [more]
A name that means "replacement." A family may give the name to a male whose father or older brother has died.
A name that comes from the Somali word cawo which means "luck." Outside of Somalia, Somalis may spell it as Awo.
A name that derives from the word cilmi which means "knowledge" or "learning."
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.
An old Somali name, not to be confused with the Arabic name Farah.
A name meaning "a courageous man, brave, hero."
A name that comes from the Somali word gurey, meaning "left-handed." This word is usually an adjective, but sometimes a name.
Derived from Arabic هِبَة (hiba)
meaning "gift, grant".
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.
This name comes from the Somali word hoodo which means "luck, fortunate." Somalis outside of Somalia may spell the name as Hodo.
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.
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Somali form of Iman
. One notable bearer of this name is Somalian-born American model Iman (born 1955).
Somali form of Jawahir
. One bearer is Somali-American model Jawaahir Axmed (born 1991), better known by her Americanized name of Jawahir Ahmed.
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.
This is a Somali name that means "victory, winning."
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An African feminine name meaning "us." A famous bearer is Nala, Simba's friend (and later wife) from Disney's 'The Lion King'.
A Somali name that means "rain man" or "one who brings rain." The Somali word roob means "rain."
A name that derives from the word sagal which means morning rays of the sun during the rainy season.
This Somali name means "doing good" or just "good."
A name that means "see no evil" or "protect from evil." The prefix shar- means "evil."
The meaning is a "Bouquet of Roses". It is a new name, people used it as a very advanced language term of the meaning.
Means "sweet" in Somali. It is the name of a Somali dessert.
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.