Ethiopian Submitted Names
are used in the country of Ethiopia in eastern Africa.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ABERA m Ethiopian
Means "light" or "he shines". Used as both a given name and a surname.
ADANECH f Amharic
Means "she saved" or "she rescued" or "she has rescued them" in Amharic.
ALMAZ m & f Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Bashkir, Tatar, Ethiopian, Amharic
Derived from Persian الماس (almâs)
meaning "diamond". It is used as a masculine name in Turkic-speaking countries and regions of Russia, while it is feminine in Ethiopia.
DANIACHEW m Amharic
Means "arbitrate between them" or "you be the judge" in Amharic.
EJIGAYEHU f Amharic, Ethiopian
Means "I have seen a lot good/better" in Amharic. This was the name of a famous singer Ejigayehu Shibabaw, better known as Gigi.
ENKU f Amharic
This feminine name means "pearl" in Amharic.
EYOB m Ethiopian
It is used in Ethiopia and means Job (j-obe) (from the Bible)
GABRA f Ethiopian
Ethiopian girl's name, meaning "The gift of offering"
HABTE m & f Ethiopian
According to some sources, Habte means "treasure/present/wealth/riches of".
HAILE m Ge'ez, Amharic, Ethiopian
Means "power, force, strength" in Ge'ez and Amharic. This was the Ge'ez (baptismal) name of Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie (1892-1975), who was born as Tafari
LAMESSA m Oromo
It is spoken by the Oromo people in Ethiopia. The meaning of the name come from Lama; which means two. And Lamessa means "the second." It is a name given to a person that comes next to the first born: male or female in the family.
MAMO m Ethiopian
This name is often used when the name of the person is unknown. (Compared Buddy
NESUHA f Ethiopian
Possible from an Arabic root nasuh
which means something like sincerity, often found in the religious context taubat-an-nasuha
meaning sincere return or repentance.
TAITU f Ethiopian
Name of a 19th century Ethiopian empress known for founding the now-capital city of Addis Ababa and fending off Italian invasion of Ethiopia
TAVAVICH f Amharic
Name of the wife of the eighteenth-century Ethiopian emporer.
TESHOME m Ethiopian
The name Teshome is from the East African country of Ethiopia
TOTIT f Amharic
Means "monkey" in Amharic. It is used as a nickname in Ethiopia.
WAGAYE f Amharic
Means "my sense of value" or "my price" in Amharic.
WETUKIS m Ethiopian
A Catholic saint who was a follower and disciple of the Apostles.
YOSTIMA f Ethiopian
Buried at Daza, virgin daughter of a King. Saint in the Ethiopian/Abyssinian Church's Coptic Calendar.
ZEUDI f Tigrinya
Means "crown" in Tigrinya. It is the name of the famous 1970 Eritrean-Italian actress Zeudi Araya (1951-).