Ethiopian Names

Ethiopian names are used in the country of Ethiopia in eastern Africa.
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ABEBA f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "flower" in Amharic.
ABERASH f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "giving off light, shining" in Amharic.
ALEMAYEHU m & f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "I have seen the world" in Amharic.
BERHANE m & f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "my light" in Amharic.
BERHANU m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "his light" in Amharic.
BONTU f Eastern African, Oromo
Means "proud" in Oromo.
DEJEN m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "foundation, support" in Amharic.
DESTA f & m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "joy" in Amharic.
GADISA m Eastern African, Oromo
From Oromo gaaddisa meaning "shade".
GADISE f Eastern African, Oromo
Feminine form of GADISA.
GUDINA m Eastern African, Oromo
Means "growth, advancement" in Oromo.
HAREGEWOIN f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "grape vine" in Amharic.
HIWOT f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "life" in Amharic.
IFA m Eastern African, Oromo
Means "light" in Oromo.
KIDIST f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "blessed" in Amharic.
KONJIT f Eastern African, Amharic
From Amharic ቆንጆ (qonjo) meaning "beautiful".
LELISA m Eastern African, Oromo
From Oromo leellisaa meaning "admirer".
LELISE f Eastern African, Oromo
Feminine form of LELISA.
LENCHO m Eastern African, Oromo
Means "lion" in Oromo.
LISHAN f & m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "award" in Amharic.
LULIT f Eastern African, Amharic
From Amharic ሉል (lul) meaning "pearl".
MEKLIT f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "talent" in Amharic.
METI f Eastern African, Oromo
Means "umbrella" in Oromo.
MOTI m Eastern African, Oromo
Means "leader" in Oromo.
SEBLE f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "harvest" in Amharic.
SISAY m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "good omen" in Amharic.
TADESSE m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "revived" in Amharic.
TAFARI 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 m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "miracle" in Amharic.
TARIKU m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "his history, his story" in Amharic.
TESFAYE m Eastern African, Amharic
From Amharic ተስፋ (tasfa) meaning "hope".
WERKNESH f Eastern African, Amharic
Alternate transcription of Amharic ወርቅነሽ (see WORKNESH).
WORKNEH m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "you are gold", from Amharic ወርቅ (warq) meaning "gold".
YARED m Biblical 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.
YEWUBDAR f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "beautiful beyond limits" from Amharic ውብ (wb) meaning "beautiful" and ዳር (dar) meaning "limit, horizon, frontier, shore".