Ethiopian Submitted Names

Ethiopian names are used in the country of Ethiopia in eastern Africa.
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ABAYNESH f Amharic
Means "you are the Nile" in Amharic.
ABEBE አበባ m Amharic, Ethiopian
Variant of ABEBA.
ABEBECH አበበች f Amharic, Ethiopian
Feminine form of ABEBE.
ABERA m Ethiopian
Means "light" or "he shines". Used as both a given name and a surname.
ABIY m Amharic
Means "father's joy" in Amharic.
ABREHAM m Ethiopian
Ethiopian form of ABRAHAM.
ABRIHET f Tigrinya
Means "light" in Tigrinya.
ADAMU m Amharic, Swahili, Hausa
Amharic, Swahili, and Hausa form of ADAM.
ADANECH f Amharic
Means "she saved" or "she rescued" or "she has rescued them" in Amharic.
ADDIS አዲስ f & m Amharic, Ethiopian
Derived from Amharic አዲስ (addis) "new".
ADDISU m Ethiopian
Means "the new one".
ADMASSU m Amharic
Means "his horizon" in Amharic.
ADUA ዓድዋ, አድዋ f Tigrinya (Italian, Rare), Italian (Rare)
Italian form of ዓድዋ also spelled Adwa or Aduwa. This is an Ethiopian town whose name means "village of Awa (people)" in Tigrinya.... [more]
AFWERKI m Tigrinya, Ethiopian
Means "mouth of gold" in Tigrinya.
AKLILU m Tigrinya
Means "laurel wreath" in Tigrinya.
ALAZAR አላዛር m Ethiopian
Meaning, "God is my help."
ALEMNESH ዓለምነሽ f Ethiopian, Amharic
ALEMU m Amharic
Means "they dreamt" in Amharic.
ALIMAZI f Amharic
Means "diamond" in Amharic.
ALMAZ አልማዝ 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.
AMAN m Tigrinya
Means "handsome" in Tigrinya.
AMANI f Tigrinya
Means "faith" in Tigrinya.
AMBELU m & f Amharic
Possibly means "commander" in Amharic.
AMBESA m Ethiopian (Modern)
The meaning of this Ethiopian names is "lion".
AMBESA f Tigrinya
Means "lioness" in Tigrinya.
AMBESA አምበሳ m Amharic (Modern)
Variant of ANBESA.
AMIBESA f Amharic
Means "lioness" in Amharic.
AMLESET f Tigrinya
Means "she made it return" in Tigrinya.
ANBESA m Amharic (Modern)
Means "Lion" in Amharic.
ANBESSA m Tigrinya
Means "lion" in Tigrinya.
ANIBESA m Amharic
Means "lion" in Amharic.
ARANCHI f Tigrinya
Means "orange (fruit)" in Tigrinya.
ARAYA m Tigrinya
Means "leader by example" in Tigrinya.
ARMANA f Tigrinya
Neans "our flag" in Tigrinya.
ARSEMA አርሴማ f Amharic
Amharic form of HRIPSIME.
ASELEFECH አሰለፈች መርግአ f Ethiopian
ASKALE አስካለ f Amharic
Probably based on ("Askal of Mary": A type of flower).
ASMERET f Tigrinya
Means "united, unity" in Tigrinya.
ASSIE f Oromo
varint of aussie
AYANA f Amharic
Means "beautiful flower" in Amharic.
AYELE አየለ m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "he became strong, he became powerful" in Amharic.
AYELECH f Amharic, Ethiopian
Means "she who is powerful" in Amharic.
AYOU f Amharic, Ethiopian
Diminutive of AYELECH.
AZMERA አዝመራ f Amharic
Means "harvest, crop" in Amharic.
BAHTA m Tigrinya
Meaning unknown.
BARUK m Ethiopian
Variant of BIRUK.
BEKELE በቀለ m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "he germinated, he grew, he flourished" in Amharic.
BELAYNEH በላይነህ, በላይ ነህ m Eastern African, Amharic
It is an Amharic expression, which means "the new child is above all others". From the Amharic elements በላይ (belay) meaning "above" and ነህ (Neh) means "you".... [more]
BELAYNESH በላይነሽ, በላይ ነሽ f Eastern African, Amharic
Feminine form of BELAYNEH.
BELENDIA m Amharic
Means "say it out loud" or "do it right" in Amharic.
BELETE m Ethiopian
Possibly derived from the surname BELETE.
BEREKET በረከት m & f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "blessing, abundance, profusion" in Amharic.
BERUK m Ethiopian
Variant of BIRUK.
BESELOT f Amharic
Means "gained through prayer" in Amharic.
BETAMI f Amharic
Means "lovely" in Amharic.
BETELIHEM f Ethiopian
It is a Christian name derived from Bethlehem.
BETHLEHEM f & m Judeo-Christian Legend, English (American, Rare), Biblical, Ethiopian (Rare), English (British)
From the two Hebrew words bayta "house" and lachem "bread". Bethlehem is the name of a Palestinian city. In the Bible, it is the place where Jesus was born.
BILEN f Tigrinya
Means "beautiful" in Tigrinya.
BILEN ቢለን f Amharic
Means "iris" in Amharic.
BIRABIRO f Amharic
Means "butterfly" in Amharic.
BIRITU m Amharic
Means "brave" in Amharic.
BIRUK m Ethiopian, African
Transferred use of the surname BIRUK, after the footballer Shai Biruk.
BIT'A ቢጣ f Amharic
BORUK m Ethiopian
Variant of BIRUK.
CHALTU ጭሃልቱ f Eastern African, Oromo
Means "being the best of the best" in Oromo.
CHERI f Amharic
Means "graceful" in Amharic.
DAGM m Amharic
It's from Amharic language and Geez which is ancient ethiopian language which is dated 3000 years with Hebrew origins, it means Twice or repeated . Usually given when you look like your parents
DAGMAWIT ዳግማዊት f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "again, the second" in Amharic.
DANIACHEW m Amharic
Means "arbitrate between them" or "you be the judge" in Amharic.
DANIAT f Tigrinya
Means "judge" in Tigrinya.
DAWIT ዳዊት m Bashkir, Ge'ez, Amharic
Bashkir form of DAWUD and Ge'ez and Amharic form of DAVID.
DEMISSIE m Amharic
Means "destroyer" in Amharic.
DEREJE ደረጀ m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "to develop, to organise" in Amharic.
DERESSA ደረሠ m Ethiopian, Amharic
Variant of DERESSE.
DERESSE ደረሠ m Ethiopian, Amharic
Ethiopian name of unknown meaning.
DESITA f Amharic
Means "joy, happiness" 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.
ELBETEL f Ethiopian
the house of god
EMEBET እመቤት f Ethiopian, Amharic
Derived from Amharic ’əmäbēt "royal lady", this (former) honorific is nowadays used as a given name.... [more]
EMIYA f Amharic
Means "bliss" in Amharic.
ENKU f Amharic
This feminine name means "pearl" in Amharic.
ʿESATO f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "fire" in Amharic.... [more]
ESSET-AB f Amharic
means gift of god or persetion of God.
EYOB m Ethiopian
It is used in Ethiopia and means Job (j-obe) (from the Bible)
FASIKA m Amharic
Means "Easter" in Amharic.
FASSIL m Amharic
Means "Ethiopian king" in Amharic.
FATUMA ፋጡማ f Eastern African, Swahili, Amharic, Somali
Eastern African of FATIMA.
FEKER f Amharic
Means "love, affection" in Amharic.
FESSEHAYE m Tigrinya
Means "eternal happiness" in Tigrinya.
FETERA f Amharic
Means "creative" in Amharic.
FEWESI f & m Amharic
Means "to heal" in Amharic.
FIKIRI f Amharic
Means "love" in Amharic.
FIKRE f Ethiopian, African
Meaning "my love" or "love."
FITSUM ፍፁም m & f Amharic
Means "absolute" in Amharic.
FREYHIWOT f Ethiopian, Amharic
Means "the seed that gave life" or "the fruit of life" in Amharic.
FREZER f Amharic
Means "fertile" in Amharic.
GABRA f Ethiopian
Ethiopian girl's name, meaning "The gift of offering"
GEBRE’ELWA ገብርኤሏ f Amharic
Amharic feminine form of GABRIEL.
GELILA f Ethiopian
Tempting beauty
GEMECHU m Eastern African, Oromo
Means "joy, happiness" in Oromo.
GENAT f Amharic
Means "heaven" in Amharic.
GENET f Ethiopian
Ethiopian name meaning "paradise"
GETACHEW ጌታቸው m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "their lord", from Amharic ጌታ (géta) "Lord (Jesus), master".
HABEN f Tigrinya
Means "pride" in Tigrinya.
HABTE ሀብቴ, ኃብተ, ሀብተ m & f Ethiopian
According to some sources, Habte means "treasure/present/wealth/riches of".
HABTOM m Tigrinya (Modern)
Means "wealthy" in Tigrinya.
HAGOS m Tigrinya
Means "joy" in Tigrinya.
HAILE ኃይሌ 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 Makonnen.
HAKIEM m Ethiopian, Amharic
Means "doctor" in Amharic.
HAMELMAL f Amharic
Means "From The Bible" or "The Word".
HIWET f Amharic, Ethiopian
Variant transcription of HIWOT.
IBSITUU f Eastern African, Oromo
Means "light" in Oromo.
IDILI f & m Amharic
Means "luck, opportunity" in Amharic.
INIKU f Amharic
Means "jewel" in Amharic.
ISKINDER m Amharic
Amharic form of ALEXANDER.
ITYOPPYA ኢትዮጵያ f Amharic (Rare)
Rare Amharic form of ETHIOPIA.
IYASSU m Ethiopian
Ethiopian form of JOSHUA.
IYASUS ኢየሱስ m Ethiopian
Form of JESUS used in Ethiopia.
JEMAL ጀማል m Georgian, Abkhaz, Amharic
Georgian, Abkhaz, and Amharic form of JAMAL.
KAHINU ካህኑ m Eastern African, Ge'ez, Amharic, Tigrinya
Means "clergyman" in Ge'ez and other Ethiopic languages.
KEBEDE ከበደ m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "he became heavy, he became honoured" in Amharic.
KELEMI f Amharic
Means "colorful" in Amharic.
KENNA m Ethiopian
Famous bearer is Kenna Zemedkun, musician.
KOKEBI f Amharic
Means "star" in Amharic.
KONIJO f Amharic
Means "beautiful" in Amharic.
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.
LAMI m Eastern African, Oromo
Means 'nation' in Oromo.
LEBNA f & m Amharic
Means "spirit, essence" in Amharic.
LELIFTU ለሊፍቱ f Eastern African, Oromo
LIYA ሊያ f Eastern African, Ethiopian
Possibly an Amharic form of LEAH. It is borne by Ethiopian model Liya Kebede (1978-).
MAHREM m African, Ethiopian
The Ethiopian warrior god.
MAKARI m Amharic
Means "wise man" in Amharic.
MAKONNEN መኰንን m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "nobleman, official, leader" in Amharic.
MAMO m Ethiopian
This name is often used when the name of the person is unknown. (Compared BUDDY).
MATIWOS m Ethiopian, Amharic
Ethiopian, possibly Amharic verison of MATTHEW
MEBRAHTU m Tigrinya
Means "His light" in Tigrinya.
MELAKU m Ethiopian
Means "the angel" in Amharic.
MENELIK ምኒልክ m Ge'ez, Amharic
Means "son of the wise man" in Ge'ez and Amharic. According to the legend Menelik was the first emperor of Ethiopia. In the 10th century BC, he is said to have inaugurated the Solomonic dynasty of Ethiopia, so named because Menelik I is supposed to be the son of the biblical King Solomon of ancient Israel and Makeda, the Ethiopian Queen of Sheba.
MENGISTU መንግስቱ m Eastern African, Amharic
Derived from Amharic መንግሥት (mängśtə) or መንግስት (mängstə) meaning "government".
MESERET መሰረት f & m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "foundation" in Amharic.
MESFIN መስፍን m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "monarch, noble, prince" in Amharic.
MESKEREM f Ethiopian
Means "September" in Ethiopian.
MITIKU ምትክ m Amharic, Ethiopian
Means "replacement" in Amharic.
MOGES ሞገስ m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "charm, elegance, grace" in Amharic.
MULUGETA m Amharic
Means "he is all Lord" in Amharic.
MULUGETA ሙሉጌታ m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "he is all Lord" in Amharic.
NARDOS f Ethiopian, Biblical, Spanish
"An amazing scent. Appears in the bible as a perfume used on Jesus."... [more]
NASI f & m Amharic
Means "brass" in Amharic.
NATNAEL ናትናኤል m Eastern African, Amharic
Amharic form of NATHANIEL.
NEBIRI f Amharic
Means "leopard" in Amharic.
NEGASI m Ethiopian
The meaning of Negasi is ‘he will wear a crown’.
NEGUS ነጉሥ, ነጋሲ m African American, Tigrinya
Means "king" in Tigrinya.
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.
NOHAM m Tigrinya
Means "comfort" in Tigrinya.
RAHWA f Tigrinya
Means "satisfied" in Tigrinya.
SAARE m Tigrinya
Means "winner" in Tigrinya.
SADOR m Ethiopian, Literature
Coptic Christian (Ge'ez) word for the piercing on Jesus' ribs by the lancet.... [more]
SADORA f Ethiopian, English (American)
Sador is the Coptic Christian (Ge'ez) word for the piercing on Jesus' ribs by the lancet. Adding an "a" at the end feminizes it.... [more]
SAMRAWIT f Ethiopian
Ethiopian name meaning "belonging to SAMRA".
SEBIE f Ethiopian
Meaning "Autumn".
SELAM ሲላም f & m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "peace" in Amharic.
SELAMAWIT ሲላማዊት f Amharic, Ethiopian
Amharic form of SHULAMMITE.
SEMERE m African, Ethiopian
ethiopian name. meaning Everything goes fine
SEMHAR f & m Tigrinya
Means "Eritrean region" in Tigrinya.
SEMIRA f Amharic, Turkish, Bosnian
Feminine form of SEMIR.
SENAI m Tigrinya, Ethiopian
Means "gift from Above" in Tigrinya.
SEYOUM ሥዩም m Amharic
SIMERA f Arabic, Amharic, Ethiopian
Means "good listener" in Arabic.
SINTAYEHU f Ethiopian
Meaning "what I have been through" or "what I have seen."
SISAYE f Amharic
The feminine form of SISAY.
SITOTA m Amharic
Means "gift" in Amharic.
TAFACHI f Amharic
Means "sweet" in Amharic.
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
TAMIRAT m Amharic
Variant of TAMRAT.
TAVAVICH f Amharic
Name of the wife of the eighteenth-century Ethiopian emporer.
TEDROS ቴዎድሮስ m Amharic, Ge'ez
Variant of TEWODROS.
TEFERI m Amharic
Variant of TAFARI.
TERU f Ethiopian
Means "good". This name is often combined with other names (TERUWORQ is an example).
TERUWORQ f Amharic
Means "good gold", from a combination of TERU and Worq.
TESFALEM m Tigrinya
Means "hope of wise man" in Tigrinya.
TESFALEM m Amharic
Possibly from the Amharic ተስፋ (täsfa) meaning "hope".
TESHOME ተሾመ m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "he was appointed, he was promoted" in Amharic.
TESIFA f & m Amharic
Means "hope" in Amharic.
TESSEMA m Amharic
Means "he has been heard" in Amharic.
TIGIST ጢጊስት f Amharic
Means "patience" in Ahmaric.
TIGISTI f Tigrinya
Means "patience" in Tigrinya.
TIZITA ትዝታ f Eastern African, Amharic, Ethiopian
Means "memory" in Amharic.
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.
WERIK'I ወርቅ f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "gold" in Amharic.
WETATI f Amharic
Means “youthful” in Amharic.
WETUKIS m Ethiopian
A Catholic saint who was a follower and disciple of the Apostles.
WIBI f Amharic
Means "elegant" in Amharic.
WIDI f Amharic
Means "precious" in Amharic.
WIHA f Amharic
Means "water" in Amharic.
WINTA f Amharic, Tigrinya
Means "desire, dream gift" in Amharic and "need" in Tigrinya.
YACOB ያዕቆብ m Ethiopian
Form of JACOB used in Ethiopia.
YESHI f Amharic
Means "for a thousand". This name is often combined with other names (Yeshi Emebet is an example).
YESHIEMEBET f Amharic
Means "mistress of a thousand people", from a combination of YESHI and EMEBET.
YESINE f Amharic
Means “artwork” in Amharic.
YODIT ዮዲት f Ethiopian
Variant of JUDITH. The name of a Beta-Israel Queen also reffered to as GUDIT.
YORDANOS ዮርዳኖስ f & m Ethiopian
Amharic form of JORDAN. This is also the name of a river in Lalibela.
YORUSALEM የሩሳሌም f Tigrinya
Tigrinya form of JERUSALEM.
YOSTIMA f Ethiopian
Buried at Daza, virgin daughter of a King. Saint in the Ethiopian/Abyssinian Church's Coptic Calendar.
ZEREBRUK m Ethiopian
Blessed generation or blessed family
ZERJACOB m Ethiopian
Famously borne by St. ZerJacob, missionary of Ethiopia.
ZEUDI f Tigrinya
Means "crown" in Tigrinya. It is the name of the famous 1970 Eritrean-Italian actress Zeudi Araya (1951-).
ZEWDITU ዘውዲቱ f Eastern African, Amharic
Zewditu is an Amharic word meaning "the Crown". Alhough it was sometimes erroneously Anglicized as JUDITH, it is not cognate.... [more]
ZINA f Amharic
Means "felicity" in Amharic.
ZULA ዙላ m & f Tigrinya
Means "brilliant" in Tigrinya.... [more]
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