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Somali names boys & girls
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The other thread asking what we'd name our sons got me thinking about how original and pure Somali names are literally dying out as more and more new parents give their kids Arab names. What makes it worse is many don't name their kids Arabic names that have some relation to Islam like Maxamed and Cabdullaahi or Caasha and Faadumo, which would be understandable and ok, but rather Arabic names like Fahad, Muhannad, Zayn, Rayaan, Kanza, Caaliya, Sabriina, etc.

Can you imagine a Saudi or Yemeni naming his sons Caydiid, Raage or Liibaan or his daughters Hodan, Filsan or Ilwaad? The thought itself is ludicrous.So wth then is wrong with us? It's time for us awakened Somalis to fight against the 'Arabization' or 'Semetisization' of our Cushitic culture, and preserving our names is one of the main battles. Below I'm going to list pure names of Somali Cushitic origin. I hope this thread is stickied so it can serve as a resource for young Somali couples looking to name their babies. Of course the following lists are not exhaustive, but I'm going to try and cover as much names as I can. If by any chance there are names you feel aren't original Somali names please point them out. Also feel free to add Somali names that I have missed.

Boy names

The 'diid' names - Xildiid, Caydiid, Saxardiid, Gamadiid, Qaybdiid, Keenadiid
The 'leh' names, even though the h in 'leh' is dropped - Samaale, Geelle, Sugulle, Buraale, Ducaale, Rooble, Cosoble, Guutaale, Carraale, Cawaale, Ayaanle, Cigalle, Bullaale
The 'doon' names - Abtidoon, Bahdoon, Shirdoon, Coldoon, Samadoon, Gobdoon, Geeldoon
The 'ow' names - Culusow, Fiidow, Tooxow, Yalaxow

Aar
Barkhad
Barre
Biixi
Bile
Bootaan
Bulxan
Buux
Cabsiiye
Cartan
Cawad
Cawil
Caynaanshe
Cige
Ciiltire
Deeq
Dhiblaawe
Diiriye
Dirir
Faahiye
Gabeyre
Gacayte
Gadiid
Galaal
Galayax
Galbeyte
Geeddi
Good
Guhaad
Guuleed
Guure
Habbane
Hanad
Haybe
Hirad
Hufane
Hurre
Kaahiye
Kadiye
Kayd
Keynaan
Kooshin
Kulmiye
Kunciil
Liibaan
Looyaan
Magan
Mahad
Mataan
Maygaag
Miigane
Mire
Mooge
Naaleeye
Nageeye
Obsiiye
Odawaa
Olol
Qamaan
Qorane
Samaale
Samakaab
Samatar
Sharmaarke
Shidane
Shire
Shirwac
Sooyaan
Sugaal
Suudi
Waaheen
Waasuge
Wardheere
Warfaa
Warsame
Wayrax
Weheliye
Xalane
Xandulle
Xoosh

Girl names

Aragsan
Ayaan
Barni
Batuulo
Baxsan
Beydan
Bilan
Canbaro
Cawo
Cudbi
Cutiya
Deeqa
Degmo
Falis
Filsan
Habboon
Halgan
Hibaaq
Hodman
Hoodo
Idil
Idman
Iftin
Ilwaad
Jamaad
Kaaha
Kiin
Koos
Ladan
Maandeeq
Magool
Milgo
Quman
Ruun
Saado
Sagal
Saluugla', Cawrala', Ceebla'
Shankaroon
Siman
Suubban
Tusmo
Ubax
Ugaaso
Ugbaad
Waris
Warsan
Wiilo
Xaadsan
Xaali
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