Common Amhara Names

Amharas are the second largest ethnic in Ethiopia and comprise most of the ruling elite. The Amharic language is Semitic and is derived from Geez. Daughters are expected to remember mothers name going back seven generations. Sons are expected to remember father's name going back seven generation. Some of the following are common Amhara female and male names:


Female

Saba
Aster
Hiwot
Azeb
Tegesd
Eden
Adisalem
Emebiet
Habtam

Male

Abebe
Kebede
Wossen
Yohannes
Lemma
Messay
Getahun
Alemseged
Berhanu
Assefa
Samuel
Selomon
Mulugeta
Yosife
Hayieyesus
Kebed