Ethiopian Submitted Names

Ethiopian names are used in the country of Ethiopia in eastern Africa.
gender
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Abadir m Near Eastern Mythology, Coptic (Bohairic), Coptic (Sahidic), Arabic (Archaic), Ethiopian, Somali (Archaic)
Means "mighty father". This was a Phoenician name for the highest deity. It was borne by a legendary Coptic saint who was martyred with his sister Irais (or Iraja, Herais, Rhais).
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.
Addimew አድመው m Amharic
Means "invite him" in Amharic.
Addis አዲስ f & m Amharic, Ethiopian
Derived from Amharic አዲስ (addis) "new".
Addisu m Ethiopian
Means "the new one".
Admase አድናሴ m Amharic
Means "my diamond" in Amharic.
Admassu m Amharic
Means "his horizon" in Amharic.
Admasu አድማሱ m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "his horizon" from Amharic አድማስ (admas) meaning "horizon".
Adua ዓድዋ, አድዋ f Tigrinya (Italianized, 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.
Aimut አይሙት m Amharic
Means "may he not die" in Amharic.
Aklilu m Tigrinya
Means "laurel wreath" in Tigrinya.
Alame ዓለሜ m Amharic
Means "my world" in Amharic.
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 Tatar, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Azerbaijani, Eastern African, Amharic
Means "diamond" in various languages, all derived from Persian الماس (almas). It is only used as a masculine name in Tatarstan, Bashkortostan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan while it is feminine in Azerbaijan and Ethiopia.
Aman m Tigrinya
Means "handsome" in Tigrinya.
Amani f Tigrinya
Means "faith" in Tigrinya.
Amanuel m Tigrinya
Variant of Emanuel.
Ambelu m & f Amharic
Possibly means "commander" in Amharic.
Ambesa አምበሳ m Amharic (Modern)
Variant of Anbesa.
Ambesa m Ethiopian (Modern)
The meaning of this Ethiopian names is "lion".
Ambesa f Tigrinya
Means "lioness" in Tigrinya.
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.
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
Ashegari ዓለሙ f Amharic
Means "may he make you perfect" in Amharic.
Askale አስካለ f Amharic (Rare)
Probably based on "Askal of Mary" (A type of flower).
Asmeret f Tigrinya
Means "united, unity" in Tigrinya.
Assemahegn አሰማሀኝ m Amharic
Means "you made me famous" in Amharic.
Assie f Oromo
varint of aussie
Aster አስቴር f Amharic
Amharic form of Esther.
Awash አዋሽ m Amharic
Means "lender" in Amharic.
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.
Bahru ባህሩ m Amharic
Means "the sea" in Amharic.
Bahta m Tigrinya
Meaning unknown.
Banjaw ባንጃው m Amharic
Means "by his side" in Amharic.
Baraki ባራኪ m Amharic
Means "one who blesses" in Amharic.
Baruk m Ethiopian
Variant of Biruk.
Baseleyos ባስልዮስ m Amharic
Amharic form of Basileus.
Bedalu በድሉ m Amharic
Means "by His victory" in Amharic.
Befeqadu በፍቃዱ m Amharic
Means "by His will" in Amharic.
Bekele በቀለ m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "he germinated, he grew, he flourished" in Amharic.
Bekelech ባቅቀለሽ f Amharic
Means "she 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.
Beliyu-work በልዩ ወርቅ f Amharic
Means "especially gold" in Amharic.
Benmet በምነት m Amharic
Means "in confidence, with trust" in Amharic.
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.
Beshi በሺ m Amharic
Means "by thousands" 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-Islamic 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.
Beyene በየነ m Amharic
Means "he decreed" in Amharic.
Beza ቤዛ f & m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "payment, redemption" in Amharic.
Bezawit f Amharic
Means "saviour" in Amharic.
Bilen ቢለን f Amharic
Means "iris" in Amharic.
Bilen f Tigrinya
Means "beautiful" in Tigrinya.
Birabiro f Amharic
Means "butterfly" in Amharic.
Biritu m Amharic
Means "brave" in Amharic.
Birru ብሩ m Amharic
Means "the silver" 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.
Chernet ቸርነት m Amharic
Means "charity" in Amharic.
Cheru ቸሩ m Amharic
Means "the benign one, the charitable one" 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.
Dammenech ዳመነች f Amharic
Means "she was cloudy" in Amharic.
Daniachew m Amharic
Means "arbitrate between them" or "you be the judge" in Amharic.
Daniat f Tigrinya
Means "judge" in Tigrinya.
Defere ደፈረ m Amharic
Means "he is brave" in Amharic.
Deginet ደግነት m Amharic
Means "goodness" in Amharic.
Delnesahu ድልነሳሁ m Amharic
Means "I defeated" in Amharic.
Demissie m Amharic
Means "destroyer" in Amharic.
Deneke ደነቀ m Amharic
Means "he is marvellous" in Amharic.
Dereje ደረጀ m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "to develop, to organise" in Amharic.
Deressa ደረሠ m Eastern African, Amharic
Variant of Deresse.
Deresse ደረሠ m Ethiopian, Amharic
Ethiopian name of unknown meaning.
Desita f Amharic
Means "joy, happiness" in Amharic.
Dikamellesh ድከምለሽ f Amharic
Means "you have no weakness" in Amharic.
Dinkinesh ድንቅነሽ f Amharic
Means "you are a marvel" in Amharic.
Dinknesh ድንቅ ነሽ f Amharic
Means "you are marvelous; the wondrous one" in Amharic.... [more]
Dires ድርስ m Amharic
Means "arrive!" in Amharic.
Duretti f Oromo (Rare)
Meaning 'Luxury"
Efrem ኤፍሬም m Amharic
Amharic form of Ephraim.
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.
Ejjegayyahu እጅገየሁ f Amharic
Means "I have seen much" in Amharic.
Elbetel f Ethiopian
the house of god
Elizabeti ኤሊዛቤት f Amharic
Amharic form of Elizabeth.
Elleni እሌኒ f Amharic
Amharic form of Helen.
Elsabet ኤልሳቤጥ f Amharic
Amharic form of Elizabeth.
Elyas ኤልያስ m Amharic, Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Amharic form and Judeo-Anglo-Norman variant of Elias.
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.
Estifanos እስጢፋኖስ m Amharic
Amharic form of Stephen.
Eyasu እያሱ m Amharic
Amharic form of Joshua.
Eyerusalem f Amharic
Amharic, meaning Jerusalem
Eyob m Amharic, Ge'ez, Tigrinya
Ethiopian and Eritrean form of Job.
Fasika m Amharic
Means "Easter" in Amharic.
Fassil m Amharic
Means "Ethiopian king" in Amharic.
Feker f Amharic
Means "love, affection" in Amharic.
Felleke ፈለቀ m Amharic
Means "he glittered" in Amharic.
Ferede ፈለቀ m Amharic
Means "he judged" in Amharic.
Fessehaye m Tigrinya
Means "eternal happiness" in Tigrinya.
Fetene ፈጠሰ m Amharic
Means "he is swift" in Amharic.
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."
Fikru ፍቅሩ m Amharic
Means "his love" in Amharic.
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"
Gashaw ገሸው m Amharic
Means "the shield" in Amharic.
Gebire’liwa ገብረ’ልዋ f Amharic
Alternate transcription of Gebre’elwa.
Gebre’elwa ገብርኤሏ f Amharic
Amharic feminine form of Gabriel.
Gelagile ገላግሌ m Amharic
Means "I have reconciled" in Amharic.
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".
Getaneh ጌታነህ m Amharic
Means "you are a lord" in Amharic.
Giyorgis ጊዮርጊስ m Amharic
Amharic form of George.
Gorfu ጎርፉ m Amharic
Means "flood" in Amharic.
Goshu ጎሹ m Amharic
Means "buffalo" in Amharic.
Gudeta ጉደታ m Amharic
Means "obligation" in Amharic.
Guenet ገነት m & f Amharic
Means "paradise" or "garden" in Amharic.
Haben f Tigrinya
Means "pride" in Tigrinya.
Habtamu m Amharic, Ethiopian
Basically means "my wealth" in Amharic and is therefore etymologically related to Habtom.
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.
Hadnet ሓድነት f 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.
Hailemichael m Ethiopian
" power of arch angel Saint Michael "
Hakiem m Ethiopian, Amharic
Means "doctor" in Amharic.
Hamelmal f Amharic
Means "From The Bible" or "The Word".
Henok ሄኖክ, ኄኖክ m Croatian (Rare), Amharic, Tigrinya
Croatian, Amharic and Tigrinyan form of Enoch.
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.
Irgetu እርገቱ m Amharic
Means "the calm" in Amharic.
Isayyas ኢሳያስ m Amharic
Amharic form of Isaiah.
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, Theology
Form of Jesus used in Ethiopia.
Iyoas m Ethiopian
Ethiopian form of Joash, a name borne by two emperors of Ethiopia.
Iyob ኢዮብ m Amharic
Amharic form of Job.
Izabeli ኢዛቤል f Amharic
Amharic form of Isabel.
Jemal ጀማል m Abkhaz, Amharic, Georgian
Abkhaz, Amharic and Georgian form of Jamal.
Jemere ጀመረ m Amharic
Means "he began" in Amharic.
Joas m Ethiopian (Germanized)
German transliteration of Iyoas.
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.
Kebere ከበረ m Amharic
Means "he is honoured" in Amharic.
Kelemi f Amharic
Means "colorful" in Amharic.
Kenna m Ethiopian
Famous bearer is Kenna Zemedkun, musician.
Kibriye ክብርዬ m Amharic
Means "my honour" in Amharic.
Kittaw ቅጣው m Amharic
Means "tame him" in Amharic.
Kokebe ኮከቤ m Amharic
Means "my star" in Amharic.
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.
Legese ለገሰ m Amharic
Means "he was generous" in Amharic.
Legesse ለገሠ m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "he offered, he donated, he became generous" 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-).
Lulia f Tigrinya, Various
Said to mean "Diamond" in Tigrinya. Of Eritrean origin, this name gained some popularity around the world.
Lull f Tigrinya
Used in Eritrea and Tigray, meaning Pearl
Mabratu መብራቴ m Amharic
Means "his lamp" in Amharic.
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.
Makonnen m Ethiopian
Meaning "king, aristocrat".
Mamo m Ethiopian
This name is often used when the name of the person is unknown. (Compared Buddy).
Maru ማሩ m & f Amharic
Means "the honey" in Amharic.
Marye መሸሸ f Amharic
Means "my honey" in Amharic.
Matewos ማቴዎስ m Amharic
Amharic form of Matthew.
Mateyas ማትያስ m Amharic
Amharic form of Matthias.
Matiwos m Ethiopian, Amharic
Ethiopian, possibly Amharic verison of Matthew
Mebrahtu m Tigrinya
Means "His light" in Tigrinya.
Mebrate መብራቴ m Amharic
Means "my lamp" in Amharic.
Medene መድኔ m Amharic
Means "my redeemer" in Amharic.
Mediferiash-work መድፈሪየሽ ወርቅ f Amharic
Means "your means of being bold is gold" in Amharic.
Mekre ምራጭ m Amharic
Means "my advice" in Amharic.
Melaher f Ethiopian
Means “wisdom of god”.
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".
Merhawi መርሃዊ m Tigrinya
Means "here value; here glory" in Tigrinya.
Meseret መሰረት f & m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "foundation" in Amharic.
Mesfin መስፍን m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "monarch, noble, prince" in Amharic.
Meshesha መሸሸ m Amharic
Means "refuge" in Amharic.
Meskerem f Ethiopian
Means "September" in Ethiopian.
Mihret ምህረት m & f Ge'ez, Amharic
Means "mercy", ultimately from Ge'ez ምህረት
Mikal f Ethiopian (?)
This name means who's like god.
Mirach ምራጭ m Amharic
Means "choice" in Amharic.
Misrak ምስራቅ f Ethiopian
East
Mitiku ምትክ m Amharic, Ethiopian
Means "replacement" in Amharic.
Mogad ሞገድ m Amharic
Means "wave" in Amharic.
Mogas ሞገስ m Amharic
Means "dignity" in Amharic.
Moges ሞገስ m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "charm, elegance, grace" in Amharic.
Mulatu ሙላቱ m Amharic
Means "the abundance" in Amharic.
Mulu ሙሉ m Amharic
Means "complete, perfect" in Amharic.
Mulugeta ሙሉጌታ m 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.
Negash ነጋሽ m Amharic
Means "one who rules" in Amharic.
Negasi m Ethiopian
The meaning of Negasi is ‘he will wear a crown’.
Negatu ንጋቱ m Amharic
Means "the dawn" in Amharic.
Negese ነገሰ m Amharic
Means "he ruled" in Amharic.
Negewo ነገዎ m Amharic
Means "your dawn" in Amharic.
Negus ነጉሥ, ነጋሲ m African American, Tigrinya
Means "king" in Tigrinya.
Neguse ንጉሴ m Amharic
Means "my king" in Amharic.