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.
ABEBECH 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 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.
AFWERKI m Tigrinya, Ethiopian
Means "mouth of gold" in Tigrinya.
AKLILU m Tigrinya
Means "laurel wreath" in Tigrinya.
ALAZAR m Ethiopian
Meaning, "God is my help."
ALEMU m Amharic
Means "they dreamt" in Amharic.
ALIMAZI f Amharic
Means "diamond" in Amharic.
ALMAZ f & m Ethiopian, Kazakh, African, Amharic, Arabic, Russian
Meaning, "diamond" in Amharic, Arabic, Russian and a number of other languages.
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.
AMIBESA f Amharic
Means "lioness" in Amharic.
AMLESET f Tigrinya
Means "she made it return" in Tigrinya.
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.
ASMERET f Tigrinya
Means "united, unity" in Tigrinya.
AYANA f Amharic
Means "beautiful flower" in Amharic.
AYELECH f Amharic, Ethiopian
Means "she who is powerful" in Amharic.
AYOU f Amharic, Ethiopian
Diminutive of Ayelech.
AZMERA f Amharic
Means "harvest, crop" in Amharic.
BAHTA m Tigrinya
Meaning unknown.
BARUK m Ethiopian
Variant of Biruk.
BELENDIA m Amharic
Means "say it out loud" or "do it right" in Amharic.
BELETE m Ethiopian
Possibly derived from the surname Belete.
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 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.
BORUK m Ethiopian
Variant of Biruk.
CHALTU f Eastern African, Oromo
Means "being the best of the best" in Oromo.
CHERI f Amharic
Means "graceful" in Amharic.
DAGMAWIT 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 m Bashkir, Ge'ez, Amharic
Bashkir form of Dawud and Ge'ez and Amharic form of David.
DEMISSIE m Amharic
Means "destroyer" in Amharic.
DERESSE 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.
EMEBET 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.
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 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"
GEMECHU m Eastern African, Oromo
Means "joy, happiness" in Oromo.
GENAT f Amharic
Means "heaven" in Amharic.
GENET f Ethiopian
Ethiopian name meaning "paradise"
HABEN f Tigrinya
Means "pride" in Tigrinya.
HABTE 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 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.
IL-SHVAI f Amharic
Amharic form of Elizabeth.
INIKU f Amharic
Means "jewel" in Amharic.
ISKINDER m Amharic
Amharic form of Alexander.
IYASSU m Ethiopian
Ethiopian form of Joshua.
IYASUS m Ethiopian
Form of Jesus used in Ethiopia.
JEMAL m Ethiopian, Muslim
Variant of Jamal.
KAHINU m Eastern African, Ge'ez, Amharic, Tigrinya
Means "clergyman" in Ge'ez and other Ethiopic languages.
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.
LIYA 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 m Amharic, Ethiopian
Derived from Amharic መኰንን (mekonini) meaning "nobleman, official, leader".
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.
MESKEREM f Ethiopian
Means "September" in Ethiopian.
MITIKU m Amharic, Ethiopian
Means "replacement" in Amharic.
MULUGETA 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.
NEBIRI f Amharic
Means "leopard" in Amharic.
NEGASI m Ethiopian
The meaning of Negasi is ‘he will wear a crown’.
NEGUS 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 f & m Amharic, Ethiopian
Means "peace" in Amharic
SEMERE m African, Ethiopian
ethiopian name. meaning Everything goes fine
SEMHAR f & m Tigrinya
Means "Eritrean region" in Tigrinya.
SENAI m Tigrinya, Ethiopian
Means "gift from Above" in Tigrinya.
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.
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.
TESHOME m Ethiopian
The name Teshome is from the East African country of Ethiopia
TESIFA f & m Amharic
Means "hope" in Amharic.
TESSEMA m Amharic
Means "he has been heard" in Amharic.
TIGIST f Amharic
Means "patience" in Ahmaric.
TIGISTI f Tigrinya
Means "patience" in Tigrinya.
TIZITA 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 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 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 f Ethiopian
Variant of Judith. The name of a Beta-Israel Queen also reffered to as Gudit.
YORDANOS f & m Ethiopian
Amharic form of Jordan. This is also the name of a river in Lalibela.
YORUSALEM 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-).
ZINA f Amharic
Means "felicity" in Amharic.
ZULA m Tigrinya
Means "brilliant" in Tigrinya.