Ethiopian Names

Ethiopian names are used in the country of Ethiopia in eastern Africa.
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ABEBAfEastern African, Amharic
Means "flower" in Amharic.
ABERASHfEastern African, Amharic
Means "giving off light, shining" in Amharic.
ALEMAYEHUm & fEastern African, Amharic
Means "I have seen the world" in Amharic.
BERHANEm & fEastern African, Amharic
Means "my light" in Amharic.
BERHANUmEastern African, Amharic
Means "his light" in Amharic.
BONTUfEastern African, Oromo
Means "proud" in Oromo.
DEJENmEastern African, Amharic
Means "foundation, support" in Amharic.
DESTAf & mEastern African, Amharic
Means "joy" in Amharic.
GADISAmEastern African, Oromo
From Oromo gaaddisa meaning "shade".
GUDINAmEastern African, Oromo
Means "growth, advancement" in Oromo.
HAREGEWOINfEastern African, Amharic
Means "grape vine" in Amharic.
HIWOTfEastern African, Amharic
Means "life" in Amharic.
IFAmEastern African, Oromo
Means "light" in Oromo.
KIDISTfEastern African, Amharic
Means "blessed" in Amharic.
KONJITfEastern African, Amharic
From Amharic ቆንጆ (qonjo) meaning "beautiful".
LELISAmEastern African, Oromo
From Oromo leellisaa meaning "admirer".
LENCHOmEastern African, Oromo
Means "lion" in Oromo.
LISHANf & mEastern African, Amharic
Means "award" in Amharic.
LULITfEastern African, Amharic
From Amharic ሉል (lul) meaning "pearl".
MEKLITfEastern African, Amharic
Means "talent" in Amharic.
METIfEastern African, Oromo
Means "umbrella" in Oromo.
MOTImEastern African, Oromo
Means "leader" in Oromo.
SEBLEfEastern African, Amharic
Means "harvest" in Amharic.
SISAYmEastern African, Amharic
Means "good omen" in Amharic.
TADESSEmEastern African, Amharic
Means "revived" in Amharic.
TAFARImEastern African, Amharic (Rare)
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.
TAMRATmEastern African, Amharic
Means "miracle" in Amharic.
TARIKUmEastern African, Amharic
Means "his history, his story" in Amharic.
TESFAYEmEastern African, Amharic
From Amharic ተስፋ (tasfa) meaning "hope".
WERKNESHfEastern African, Amharic
Variant transcription of WORKNESH.
WORKNEHmEastern African, Amharic
Means "you are gold", from Amharic ወርቅ (warq) meaning "gold".
YAREDmBiblical Hebrew, Eastern African, Ethiopian
Hebrew form of JARED. This form is also used in Ethiopia. It was borne by a semi-legendary 6th-century Ethiopian musician who is considered a saint in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.
YEWUBDARfEastern African, Amharic
Means "beautiful beyond limits" from Amharic ውብ (wb) meaning "beautiful" and ዳር (dar) meaning "limit, horizon, frontier, shore".
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