50+ Somali Names for Boy

Somali Names for Boy
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Naming a child is one of the first and most important things parents have to do after the birth of their children and choosing a name for male children may prove tough sometimes.

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Parents usually sought after names that can bring luck to their children as it is believed that a person’s name often has either a positive or negative influence on their lives and personalities.

Different people have different things they look out for when choosing a name, from the meaning to the sound to the pronunciation to the history of the name and everything. Some believe that a male child has to be given a name that is commanding.

And so we have carefully selected 60 Somali names that can be perfect for your baby boy.

Male Somali Names and their meanings

Below is a list of 60 Somali names for your baby boy and their meanings:

  1. AADAM

This is the Somali variation of ADAM.

  1. ABADIR

A Somali name that means “mighty father”.

  1. ABSAME

This name is synonymous to some particular Somali clans. It means “the great one”.

  1. SHERMARKE

A male given name that means “one who brings good fortune” in Somali.

  1. ABDIRIZAK

The Somali translation of ABDUR RAZZAQ. Former Somali prime minister, Abdirizak Haji Hussein (1924–2014) was a former bearer of this name.

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  1. ABDULLAHI

The Somali and Nigerian translation for the Islamic name, ABDULLAH, the name is used in both Somalia and Nigeria.

  1. SUGAAL

A male given name that means “wait” or “patience” in Somali.

  1. ABSHIR

The Somali name, Ashir, when translated to English, means “congratulation”. The name is both masculine and feminine.

  1. ALEEKI

The Somali name is means “brave lion”.

  1. ARAGSAN

The Somali name means “see”.

  1. BARKHAD

It was derived from the Arabic word,  بَرَكَة “Baraka”, which means “Blessings”. The name can be given to a male and a female child.

  1. BARRE

The Somali name is translated to “teacher”. The name is both masculine and feminine.

  1. BAXSAN

A Somali name that is translated to “escape” in English.

  1. BURHAAN

A Somali and Arabic name. The Somali word “Burhaan” is translated to “charisma” in English and it means “proof” in Arabic.

  1. CANAB

A Somali word that means “grape” when translated to English. It’s a Unisex name.

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  1. CAWIL

when translated to English, it means “replacement.” This name may be given to a male child whose father or older brother is dead.

  1. CAWO

the Somali word cawo, when translated to English, means “luck.” It is mostly given to male children

  1. CILMI

The name, Cilmi means “knowledge”.

  1. DAA’UUD

This is the Somali form of DAVID, a popular historical figure from the Christian bible

  1. DIRIC

This name is a symbol of courage or heroism. It comes from the Somali word “diric” which means “bold, Courageous fearless, Confident, or daring.”

  1. FAHMO

The name is said to have Arabic roots, its a Sonalia name that means “understanding”.

  1. GALAYAX

A Somalia name, when translated to English, means “lighthouse”.

  1. DIRIC

“A bold, courageous, and fearless person.”

  1. GALBEYTE

This means “in the west” in Somali.

  1. GEEDI

“courageous, fearless, brave, hero.”

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  1. GULED

It means victory after a long struggle

  1. GUULEED

This name when translated to English, Means “victor”.

  1. HABON

This name is given to both male and female. The name means: when everything comes together at the right time and the right place”—such a Beautiful name.

  1. IBRAAHIIM

The biblical ABRAHAM, Known as Ibrahim in Islam.

  1. IIMAAN

This is the Somali translation of the pop[ular Islamic name, IMAN. The name is both feminine and masculine and is popular with the Somalian-born American model, Iman.

  1. ABSHIR

A simple and beautiful name for a baby boy. It means ‘congratulations’ in Somali.

  1. ISAAQ

The Islamic and Somalia translation of the biblical ISAAC

  1. ISMAACIIL

The Somalia translation of the name, ISHMAEL

  1. JAMA

This is a name usually given to boys who are born on “jumu’ah”, the blessed Islamic Friday.

  1. JIBRIIL

The Somali translation of the biblical name and popular angel, GABRIEL

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  1. ASSAD

Assad is a popular household name in the Arabic community, and it is commonly used by the Islams. The name refers to “a lion”.

  1. BASHIIR

Bashiir is a beautiful name for a baby boy. The name means ‘one who brings good news’.

  1. GEEDI

This name is not very common among the Somali, but it has had a few bearers over the years. It means “traveller”.

  1. LIBAN

This is a decent choice of a name. A Somali name that means ‘to preserve something precious’.

  1. SHERMAKE

someone who is really lucky and brings good fortune along with them.

  1. TADALESH

This is an intriguing name that is used to refer generally to ‘a person who possesses a lot of good luck’.

  1. TAWFIIQ

‘success’.

  1. WARSAME

A Somalia orthodox name, which means ‘bearer of good news’.

  1. XIRSI

This name is pronounced as ‘Hir-Si’; it means ‘protect’ or ‘safeguard’.

  1. YASIR

A wealthy and prosperous person

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  1. ZAHI

‘splendid’.

  1. KHAALID

The Somali translation of the popular Islamic name, KHALID

  1. KHALIF

This is an Alternative to KHALIFA; it’s also the Somali translation. The name is popular with the African Americans, the Arabic, and the Somali.

  1. LIBAN

an ancient Arabic name that means “persevere”, the name is now mostly used in the northern region of Somalia.

  1. LIIBAAN

A Somali masculine name that Means “victory, success, or winning”.

  1. YUUSUF

The name Yuusuf is an Islamic household name that has a divine vibe attached to it. It means ‘God is bountiful’.

  1. LUUL

A Somali name that can be given to a boy or a girl. It Means “protection” or “refuge”.

  1. MAGAN

A Somalia name that is given to a male child, it Means “protection” or “refuge”.

  1. MAHAD

A name given to a male child, especially the first male child in a family, Mahad Means “thanks” in Somali.

  1. MUSE

This name is only given to a male child, the Somali translation of the biblical MOSES.

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  1. TABAN

This name is not only popular in Somali, but it is also a household name in the Ugandan. It means “A gift from God” in Somalia.

  1. QORANE

A male given Somalia name that means “writer”.

  1. MAGAN

It means “to offer refuge or to protect someone or something”.

  1. RAAGE

This name is mostly given to Somalia baby boys who’s birth is delayed or takes longer than its due time. It means “he who delayed at birth”.

  1. ROOBLE

This name is usually given to male children, as it is transcripted to mean “rain man”. The name actually means “one who brings rain” in Somali.

  1. SAKARIYE

This is the Somalia translation of the popular biblical name, ZECHARIAH.

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Emmanuel Ekokotu
Ekokotu Emmanuel Eguono is a mass communicator and fashion designer. When he is not behind a laptop screen or on a sewing machine, he spends his time netflixing and swimming.
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