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SOMALIA'S ORIGINAL NAMES

Somalia had and still has original names (Cushitic names) before Arabization and
related prejudices with Arabic names. Often times law enforcement profilers use
the adopted Arabic names to stereotype Somalis but don’t take into consideration
that Somalis can easily switch back to their original names. These Somali names
are well known. We got nothing good out of religion and Arabic names but name
calling and suffering even in places like Minneapolis, MN where there are good
number of Somalis but mostly with adopted Arabic names. Somalis should not be
discriminated because of Arabic names like Hussein etc. The following names are
original Somali names:

A
Boys
Abtidoon , Arbooshe, Artan, Abaskuul, Abroon, Absiye, Abyan, Aabi, Armaan,
Ayax , Ayaanle, Alaale, Arboow, Absuge, Aare, Aar, Awrtable, Absame

Girls
Abyan, Aragsan, Ardo, Ayaan

B
Boys
Baraar, Budul, Bulbul, Badmaax, Barkaale, Buuni, Bootaan, Bidde, Boor, Bucaale,
Beynax, Bille, Beyle, Bood, Barbaar, Baxnaan, Barre, Birre, Buqul, Barqad,
Barkaale, Budul, Biixi,

Girls
Bilan, Baxsan, Beydan, Barni, Beegsan, Barwaaqo , Beerlula, Baar

C (“C “is Silent)


Boys
Cirguje, Ciiro, Caynanshe, Caydiid, Cosoble, Carays

Girls
Cambaro, Cibaado, Cawo, Cawrala, Cosob

D
Boys
Dharaar , Dubad, Dinaase, Dirie, Ducaale, Dalmar, Deeq, Dhiif, Dhulbahante,
Darood

Girls
Deeqa,

F
Boys
Faax, Fiin, Faaliye, Faandhe, Faahiye, Faahin

Girls
Filsan

G
Geele, Gurxan, Gaaxmaal, Gaas, Guul, Galad, Gidde, Gundhe, Giire, Godax,
Gandi, Gardaad, Galmaan, Galbeeti, Guuxad, Gobey, Geyre, Good, Gacal,
Galool,Galaal, Golongol ,Geedi,Guuleed, Gabobe
H
Boys
Haybe, Hanad, Hilaac, Habane, Haraco, Hawiye,Harti

Girls
Haweeya, Hodon, Haboon, Habsan, Hoodo

I
Boys
Ifaaye, Ileeye

Girls
Idil, Indhadeeq, Indha’uroon, Ilwaad, Iftin, Isir

J
Boys
Jirre, Jirde, Joogo, Jirac, Joof, Joocle, Jees, Jeelle,Juba

Girls
Joogto, Jeegaan, Jalaqsan, Jamaad

K
Boys
Kaafi, Kulmiye, Kaah, Kaafiye, Kulane, Kaar, Kablan, Keer, Keyse, Kombe,
Kooshin, Kaahin, Kaahiye, Kaalmeeye, Kadiye, Keynadiid, Keynaan, Kuluc

Girls
Kaaha, Kinsi, Koraad

L
Boys
Liibaan, Ladane, Leylkase, Looshan, Looyaan, Laabane, Luhume, Liil

Girls
Luul, Ladan

M
Boys
Maax, Macaane, Mooge, Mire, Meyran, Muruqmaal, Makaraan, Malabe, Mudane,
Macoow, Maare,Maaweel, Mayran, Makaraan, Maax, Magan, Magal, Majeerten

Girls
Mulaxo, Marwo, Milgo, Maandeeq, Magool

N
Boys
Nooleeye, Nageeye, Naayeel, Naalaye

Girls
Nasteexo

O
Boys
Obsiye, Ogaden

Q
Boys
Qanciye, Qorane, Qaal, Qorax, Qorsheel, Qamaan, Qeyd, Qalombi, Qaybdiid,
Qanyare

Girls
Qalanjo, Quman

R
Boys
Rooble, Ramaas, Raage

S
Boys
Saleeye , Sade, Samatar, Samataliye, Samawade, Shantuur, Shuuriye, Shooriye,
Shibin, Shardi, Shooble, Shombe, Sooraan, Sarmaan, Simane, Seed, Saroore,
Soobare, Samaan, Sareeye, Shamuure, Shidde, Shidane, Shiriye, Shaaciye, Shire ,
Shirshoore,Sharmaarke, Sooyaan, Soofe, Sahan, Sahal

Girls
Shaal, Siraad, Sareedo, Saluugla, Saafi ,Suuban, Saxarla, Shankaron

T
Boys
Tiir, Tarax, Taagane, Tungub Tiriig,Tanade

Girls
Tusmo, Toosan, Taliso, Tanaad

U
Girls
Ugbaad, Ugaaso, Ubah

W
Boys
Warfaa, Wabar, Weer, Waayeel, Waceys, Wayrax, Warsame, Warsangeli

Girls
Warsan
X (“X” is read as “h”)
Boys
Xabeeb, Xandule,Xalane, Xeyle, Xiis, Xareed, Xaaf, Xaad, Xiir , Xaarato, Xagar,
Xiddig, Xayeesi, Xeed, Xiif, Xoosh

Girls
Xaali Xaawo