Sunday, March 2, 2008

Somali names - Females

Last week, I was asked to create a list of common names for Somali males and females. This is a start. This list includes names I have actually seen. I'll add more names as I encounter them.

FEMALES

Adar
Amino, Amina
Anab
Anisa
Asho, Asha
Asli
Astur
Beydan
Bosteyo, Bosteio
Dama
Deqo, Deqa
Dounia
Fadumo, Faduma, Fatumo, Fatuma
Fahima
Farhiyo, Farhiya
Fartun
Fawzia
Foos
Idil
Ilham
Habibo, Habiba
Halimo, Halima
Haweyo, Haweya
Hawo, Hawa, Haawo, Haawa
Hibo, Hiba
Jijo
Khadro, Khadra, Kadro, Kadra, Qadra
Khadijo, Khadija
Jamila
Lul
Manafatma
Maimun, Maimuno
Marian, Maryan
Muna
Nafiso, Nafisa
Najma
Nasro
Nasteh, Nasteho
Nimo
Rahmo, Rahma
Rowda
Ruqia
Safiyo, Safiya
Sahro, Sahra
Seynab
Shamso
Shukri
Suad
Suhur
Suleikho, Suleikha
Ubah, Ubax
Ugaaso
Zahra
Zeynab