Amharic Names

Amharic names are used in Ethiopia.
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ABEBA አበባ f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "flower" in Amharic.
ABERASH አበራሽ f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "giving off light, shining" in Amharic.
ALEMAYEHU አለማየሁ m & f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "I have seen the world" in Amharic.
BERHANE ብርሃኔ m & f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "my light" in Amharic.
BERHANU ብርሃኑ m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "his light" in Amharic.
DEJEN ደጀን m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "foundation, support" in Amharic.
DESTA ደስታ f & m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "joy" in Amharic.
ESKENDER እስክንድር m Eastern African, Amharic
Amharic form of ALEXANDER.
HAREGEWOIN ሓረገ ወይን f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "grape vine" in Amharic.
HIWOT ህይወት f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "life" in Amharic.
KIDIST ቅድስት f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "blessed" in Amharic.
KONJIT ቆንጂት f Eastern African, Amharic
From Amharic ቆንጆ (qonjo) meaning "beautiful".
LISHAN ሊሻን f & m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "award" in Amharic.
LULIT ሉሊት f Eastern African, Amharic
From Amharic ሉል (lul) meaning "pearl".
MEKLIT መክሊት f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "talent" in Amharic.
SEBLE ሰብለ f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "harvest" in Amharic.
SISAY ሲሳይ m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "good omen" in Amharic.
TADESSE ታደሠ m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "revived" in Amharic.
TAFARI ተፈሪ m Eastern 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.
TAMRAT ታምራት m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "miracle" in Amharic.
TARIKU ታሪኩ m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "his history, his story" in Amharic.
TESFAYE ተስፋዬ m Eastern African, Amharic
From Amharic ተስፋ (tasfa) meaning "hope".
TEWODROS ቴዎድሮስ m Eastern African, Amharic
Amharic form of THEODORE.
WERKNESH ወርቅነሽ f Eastern African, Amharic
Alternate transcription of Amharic ወርቅነሽ (see WORKNESH).
WORKNEH ወርቅነህ m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "you are gold", from Amharic ወርቅ (warq) meaning "gold".
WORKNESH ወርቅነሽ f Eastern African, Amharic
Feminine form of WORKNEH.
YEWUBDAR የውብዳር f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "beautiful beyond limits" from Amharic ውብ (wb) meaning "beautiful" and ዳር (dar) meaning "limit, horizon, frontier, shore".
YOHANNES ዮሐንስ m Eastern African, Amharic
Amharic form of JOHN.