Somali Submitted Names

Somali names are used in the country of Somalia in eastern Africa.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
AADENmSomali
Somali form of Adam.
AAMIINAfSomali
Somali form of Aminah.
ABADIRmNear 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).
ABDIRAHIMmSomali
Somali form of Abdurrahim.
ABDULLAHImSomali, Nigerian
Form of Abdullah used in Somalia and Nigeria.
ABSHIRmSomali
Means "congratulation" in Somali.
ALEEKImSomali
It means 'brave lion' in Somali. This is the name of top model Waris Dirie'son.
AMBUROfSomali
Seems to be derived from the surname Amburo.
ARAGSANfSomali
Means "see" in Somali.
AXMEDmSomali
Somali form of Ahmed.
AYAANfSomali
Means "lucky, fortunate" or possibly "bright" in Somali.
AYANfSomali
Variant of Ayaan.
AYANLEmSomali
Masculine form of Ayan.
BARKHADmSomali
Possibly means "blessings" from Arabic بَرَكَة (baraka) "blessing, bless".
BARREmSomali
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.
BASHIIRmSomali
Somali form of Bashir.
BEYDAANfSomali
Somali feminine name taken directly from the ordinary vocabulary word for "almond", which is perhaps ultimately from Persian بادام (bâdâm) "almond".
BURHAANmSomali, Arabic
Means "charisma" in Somali and "proof" in Arabic.
BUUXmSomali
Means "full" in Somali.
CAA'ISHAfSomali (Rare)
Somali variant of Aisha.
CABDImSomali
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]
CALImSomali
Somali form of Ali (1).
CANABfSomali
Means "grape" in Somali.
CAWEYSmSomali
Means "night" in Somali.
CAWILmSomali
A name that means "replacement." A family may give the name to a male whose father or older brother has died.
CAWOfSomali
A name that comes from the Somali word cawo which means "luck." Outside of Somalia, Somalis may spell it as Awo.
CAYNAANSHEmSomali
Means "cotton" in Somali.
CIGAALmSomali
Means "turban" in Somali.
CILMImSomali
A name that derives from the word cilmi which means "knowledge" or "learning."
CUMARmSomali
Somali form of Omar.
DAAHIRmSomali
Variant of Dahir.
DAHIRmSomali
Somali form of Tahir.
DEGMOfSomali
Means "district" in Somali.
DIRICmSomali
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.
FAARAXmSomali
An old Somali name, not to be confused with the Arabic name Farah.
FADUMAfSomali
Somali variant of Fatimah.
FADUMOfSomali
Somali form of Fatima.
FARDOWSAfSomali
Somali form of Firdaus.
FARHIYAfSwahili, Somali
Variant transcription of Fariha.
FAWZIAfArabic, Arabic (Egyptian), Somali
Variant transcription of Fawziyya.
FILSANf & mSomali (Rare)
The best of her/his age. ... [more]
GADIIDmSomali (Rare)
Its an old Somali name.
GALAYAXmSomali
Means "lighthouse" in Somali.
GALBEYTEmSomali
Means "in the west" in Somali.
GEESIfSomali
A name meaning "a courageous man, brave, hero."
GUREYmSomali
A name that comes from the Somali word gurey, meaning "left-handed." This word is usually an adjective, but sometimes a name.
GUULEEDmSomali
Means "victor" in Somali.
HIBAAQfSomali
Derived from Arabic هِبَة (hiba) meaning "gift, grant".
HIBAQfSomali
Variant transcription of Hibaaq.
HODANfSomali
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.
HOODOfSomali
This name comes from the Somali word hoodo which means "luck, fortunate." Somalis outside of Somalia may spell the name as Hodo.
IBRAAHIIMmSomali
Somali form of Abraham.
IBRAAHIMmSomali
Somali form of Abraham.
IBRAAHINmSomali (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.
IBRAHIIMmSomali (Archaic)
Somali form of Abraham, now perhaps archaic.
IDILfSomali
Somali form of Idil.
IIMAANf & mSomali
Somali form of Iman. One notable bearer of this name is Somalian-born American model Iman (born 1955).
ISMAACIILmSomali
Somali form of Ishmael.
ISMAHANfSomali, Persian (Rare), Arabic (Rare)
Variant of Asmahan. This spelling is more typically used within the Somali diaspora.
ISXAAQmSomali
Somali form of Isaac.
JAWAAHIRfSomali
Somali form of Jawahir. One bearer is Somali-American model Jawaahir Axmed (born 1991), better known by her Americanized name of Jawahir Ahmed.
JIBRIILmSomali
Somali form of Gabriel.
KALIFAfSomali
Means "Chaste; holy."
KHADIIJAfSomali
Somali form of Khadija.
KHADRAfSomali
Means "lucky, fortunate" in Somali
LADANfSomali
A name that means "healthy."
LIBANmArabic, 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.
LIBINfSomali
Libin means "healthy."
LIIBAANmSomali
This is a Somali name that means "victory, winning."
LOOYAANmSomali
Means "unconsciously" in Somali.
MAGANmSomali
Means "protection" or "refuge" in Somali.
MAHADmSomali
Means "thanks" in Somali.
MARYAMAfArabic (Maghrebi), Somali
Maghrebi and Somali variant of Maryam.
MATAANmSomali
A name from the Somali word for "twin."
MAXAMEDmSomali
Somali form of Muhammad.
MAXAMUDmSomali
Somali variant of Muhammad.
MAXBUUBmSomali
Somali form of Mahbub.
MAYGAAGmSomali
Means "bath" in Somali.
MUSTAFEmSomali (Rare)
Rarer Somali variant of Mustafa.
MUSTAPHEmSomali
Somali form of Mustafa.
NAALEEYEmSomali
Means “anyway” in Somali.
NADIFAfSomali
Feminine form of Nadif.
NALAfAfrican, 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'.
NASTEEXOfSomali
A name from the word meaning "advice, counsel."
NASTEHOfSomali
Means "advice" or "counsel" in Somali.
NIMOfSomali
Somali version of the Arabic names Nima and Nimat meaning "blessing."
QORANEmSomali
Means "writer" in Somali.
RAAGEmSomali
Means "he who delayed at birth" in Somali.
RAQIIYAAfSomali
Somali form of Raqiya.
ROOBLEmSomali
A Somali name that means "rain man" or "one who brings rain." The Somali word roob means "rain."
SAGALfSomali
A name that derives from the word sagal which means morning rays of the sun during the rainy season.
SAHRAfSomali, 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".
SAKARIYEmSomali
Somali form of Zechariah.
SAMAKAABmSomali
Means "charity" in Somali.
SAMATARmSomali
This Somali name means "doing good" or just "good."
SEKARYAAHmSomali
Somali form of Zechariah.
SHAADIYYAfSomali
Somali form of Shadya.
SHAMSIfSomali, Persian, Ancient Near Eastern
An Old Persian Name - Literal meaning "my sun".... [more]
SHARMAARKEmSomali
A name that means "see no evil" or "protect from evil." The prefix shar- means "evil."
SHERMARKEmSomali
Means "one who brings good fortune" in Somali.
SOOYAANmSomali
Means "make up" in Somali.
SUGAALmSomali
Means “wait” in Somali.
SUUBBANfSomali
Means “goodbye” in Somali.
TISSAfSomali
A gift from God
UBAXfSomali
Means "flower" or "blossom" in Somali.
UGBAADfSomali
Variant of Ugbad, meaning "on the way".
UGBADfSomali
The meaning is a "Bouquet of Roses". It is a new name, people used it as a very advanced language term of the meaning.
WARISfAfrican, Somali
Means "desert flower" in Somali.
WARSAMEmSomali
A Somali name that means "good news."
WEHELIYEmSomali
Means "companion" in Somali.
XAADSANfSomali
Means "cute" in Somali.
XALWOfSomali
Means "sweet" in Somali. It is the name of a Somali dessert.
XIDIGmSomali
Means "star" in Somali.
XIRSImSomali
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.
XUSEENmSomali
Somali form of Husayn.
YACQUUBmSomali
A Somali form of Yaqub.
YAHYEmSomali
Somali form of Yahya.
YASMIINfSomali
Somali form of Yasmin.
YUUSUFmSomali
Somali form of Joseph.