Given Name TAFARI

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: ተፈሪ (Amharic)

Meaning & History

Possibly means "he who inspires awe" in Amharic. This name was borne by Lij Tafari Makonnen (1892-1975), also known as Haile Selassie, the last emperor of Ethiopia. Rastafarians (Ras Tafari meaning "king Tafari") revere him as the earthly incarnation of God.


emperors, uncertain etymology
Entry updated July 11, 2018