Amharic Names

  1. Zenebe
    • Origin:

      Amharic
    • Meaning:

      "raining"
    • Description:

      Zenebe is an appealing name well-used in Ethiopia but rarely heard outside its native land. But it translates easily into English and Zen makes for a cool and attractive nickname. A winning choice for those looking for an African boys' names that bridges cultures.
  2. Maaza
    • Origin:

      Amharic
    • Meaning:

      "aroma or essence"
    • Description:

      Pronounced mah-zah, Maaza means a pleasant scent, usually from a yellow daisy popular in Ethiopia. Hot young Ethiopian-American novelist Maaza Mengiste introduced the name to our shores.
  3. Negasi
    • Origin:

      Amharic
    • Meaning:

      "he will wear a crown"
    • Description:

      Ethiopian name that would be difficult here.
  4. Bekele
    • Origin:

      Amharic
    • Meaning:

      "growing"
    • Description:

      Bekele is an attractive Ethiopian name prime for use in the English-speaking world, especially given the short form Bek. Pronunciation is three syllables with the emphasis on the second -- beh-KEH-lee.