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.
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:
This is the Somali variation of ADAM.
A Somali name that means “mighty father”.
This name is synonymous to some particular Somali clans. It means “the great one”.
A male given name that means “one who brings good fortune” in Somali.
The Somali translation of ABDUR RAZZAQ. Former Somali prime minister, Abdirizak Haji Hussein (1924–2014) was a former bearer of this name.
The Somali and Nigerian translation for the Islamic name, ABDULLAH, the name is used in both Somalia and Nigeria.
A male given name that means “wait” or “patience” in Somali.
The Somali name, Ashir, when translated to English, means “congratulation”. The name is both masculine and feminine.
The Somali name is means “brave lion”.
The Somali name means “see”.
It was derived from the Arabic word, بَرَكَة “Baraka”, which means “Blessings”. The name can be given to a male and a female child.
The Somali name is translated to “teacher”. The name is both masculine and feminine.
A Somali name that is translated to “escape” in English.
A Somali and Arabic name. The Somali word “Burhaan” is translated to “charisma” in English and it means “proof” in Arabic.
A Somali word that means “grape” when translated to English. It’s a Unisex name.
when translated to English, it means “replacement.” This name may be given to a male child whose father or older brother is dead.
the Somali word cawo, when translated to English, means “luck.” It is mostly given to male children
The name, Cilmi means “knowledge”.
This is the Somali form of DAVID, a popular historical figure from the Christian bible
This name is a symbol of courage or heroism. It comes from the Somali word “diric” which means “bold, Courageous fearless, Confident, or daring.”
The name is said to have Arabic roots, its a Sonalia name that means “understanding”.
A Somalia name, when translated to English, means “lighthouse”.
“A bold, courageous, and fearless person.”
This means “in the west” in Somali.
“courageous, fearless, brave, hero.”
It means victory after a long struggle
This name when translated to English, Means “victor”.
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.
The biblical ABRAHAM, Known as Ibrahim in Islam.
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.
A simple and beautiful name for a baby boy. It means ‘congratulations’ in Somali.
The Islamic and Somalia translation of the biblical ISAAC
The Somalia translation of the name, ISHMAEL
This is a name usually given to boys who are born on “jumu’ah”, the blessed Islamic Friday.
The Somali translation of the biblical name and popular angel, GABRIEL
Assad is a popular household name in the Arabic community, and it is commonly used by the Islams. The name refers to “a lion”.
Bashiir is a beautiful name for a baby boy. The name means ‘one who brings good news’.
This name is not very common among the Somali, but it has had a few bearers over the years. It means “traveller”.
This is a decent choice of a name. A Somali name that means ‘to preserve something precious’.
someone who is really lucky and brings good fortune along with them.
This is an intriguing name that is used to refer generally to ‘a person who possesses a lot of good luck’.
A Somalia orthodox name, which means ‘bearer of good news’.
This name is pronounced as ‘Hir-Si’; it means ‘protect’ or ‘safeguard’.
A wealthy and prosperous person
The Somali translation of the popular Islamic name, KHALID
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.
an ancient Arabic name that means “persevere”, the name is now mostly used in the northern region of Somalia.
A Somali masculine name that Means “victory, success, or winning”.
The name Yuusuf is an Islamic household name that has a divine vibe attached to it. It means ‘God is bountiful’.
A Somali name that can be given to a boy or a girl. It Means “protection” or “refuge”.
A Somalia name that is given to a male child, it Means “protection” or “refuge”.
A name given to a male child, especially the first male child in a family, Mahad Means “thanks” in Somali.
This name is only given to a male child, the Somali translation of the biblical MOSES.
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.
A male given Somalia name that means “writer”.
It means “to offer refuge or to protect someone or something”.
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”.
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.
This is the Somalia translation of the popular biblical name, ZECHARIAH.