50 Ethiopian Dog Names and Their Meaning

By Kim •  Updated: 11/27/20 •  9 min read
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Are you interested in the country of Ethiopia? Do you have a new dog and would like to find a unique name for them? Then you’ve come to the right place!

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We’ve put together a list of Ethiopian names that may be a great choice for your dog! But first, we’ll take a quick look at the country of Ethiopia!

OK—now we’re ready to take a look our list of Ethiopian dog names! Let’s get started!

Ethiopian Boy Dog Names

Here are some Ethiopian male dog names that may be a good fit for your fur baby!

1). Abel: this is the name of Adam & Eve’s first son, and this name means “ready, willing, competent and capable.” This would be a great name for a boy dog that is very intelligent and knows what to do next!

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2). Yonas: this is the Ethiopian version of the Hebrew name Jonah, who was a prophet of God and he was swallowed by a big fish. But after three days, the fish spat him out, so this guy was pretty lucky! If you have a dog that’s very lucky, then this would be a great name for him.

3). Amadi: this is similar to the Arabic name Ahmed, which means “tree man.” This could be a great name for a dog such as a Coonhound, a Jack Russell Terrier, or a Racoon Dog.

4). Aaron: this is another name that comes from the Hebrew language and means “high mountain,” “mountain of strength,” or “exalted.” Aaron was the name of Moses’ brother, who was truly a support to his brother throughout the time before and during the Exodus.

5). Negasi: this is a name that is very unique, and it means “he will wear a crown.” This could be a pretty name for any body dog.

6). Kofi: means “born on Friday.” If your fur baby was born on a Friday, this would be a great name for him! And if your favorite drink is coffee, then this name will remind you of that every time you call your dog!

7). Abraham: is the name of the founding father of the Jewish people, and his name means “father of multitudes.”

8). Kaleb: this is a popular name for boys in Ethiopia and it means “whole hearted.” It actually comes from Hebrew. This would be a really cute name for a boy dog.

9). Alimayu: this name means “in honor of God.” You could shorten this name to “Ali,” too. Either way, this would be a unique, pretty name for a boy dog.

10). Salana: means “sunshine.” This would be a great fit for a boy dog who is smart, warm, friendly and unique.

11). Panya: this name comes from the Russian name Pavel, which means “small.” In English, this is the name Paul, and is the name of the first apostle of Jesus who began preaching to the Gentiles.

12). Ajani: means “victor.” We just like the sound of this name!

13). Amari: means “strength,” and would be a great choice for dogs such a Mastiff, Irish Wolfhound, Rottweiler, and more.

14). Chinua: this is a name that means “blessing of God,” and would be the perfect name for a Chihuahua!

15). Gyasi: this name means “wonderful baby.” What better name could you find for your canine companion?

16). Zesiro: this is a name that means “firstborn of twins.” If your dog was the firstborn of his litter, this would be an apt name for him!

17). Barack: this name means “who is blessed,” and was a name made popular by the form US President Barack Obama. This would also make a very stunning name for a boy dog.

18). Ebo: this name means “born on Tuesday.” It would be perfect for your dog if he was born on a Tuesday.

19). Haji: is a traditional Arabic name that means “one who has made the journey to Mecca.”

20). Kato: this is a name that means “second twin.” If your dog was the second born of a sibling that looks exactly like him, then this would be a cute name for him!

21). Selassie: means “trinity.” This would be a fitting name for a dog that was one of three in a small litter.

22). Salim: means “peace.” If you have a peaceful, happy, loving boy dog, then why not choose this name for him?

25). Negus: means “he will be crowned.” We think this cool dog name would be a great choice for your fur baby if he has taken your heart!

Ethiopian Girl Dog Names

Here are some Ethiopian female dog names that might make a beautiful name for your girl dog!

26). Liya: this name comes from the Hebrew but is often used in Ethiopia. It means “I am the Lord’s.” This is a beautiful, simple name that would fit almost any girl dog.

27). Aida: this name means “happy.” If your lady dog is always happy and has a bright spirit, then this would be the perfect name for her.

28). Nyala: if you’d like an exotic name, this is it! This very pretty name means “mountain goat.” Does your lady dog enjoy hiking and climbing rocks? Then this is a very unique, pretty name for her.

29). Zala: this is a simple name that means “a person from southwest Ethiopia.” This name sounds like a dog that would be full of personality and adventure but who is very loving, too.

30). Mazaa: this is the name of the scent of a yellow daisy flower found in Ethiopia, which grows across the country. Does your dog have yellow fur? This would be a great name for a Golden Lab or a Golden Retriever.

31). Kia: this is a sweet name that means “season’s beginning.” If your fur baby was born at the beginning of a season, such as winter or summer, then this would be a pretty, simple name for her! You won’t this name everywhere!

32). Dani: is the feminine form of Daniel and means “God is my judge.” This is such a pretty, feminine name it would be perfect for a dainty girl such as a Maltese.

33). Eshe: this name means “life.” Does your dog bring life to you? Then this is the perfect name for her!

34). Kamali: this is a name that means “protector or spirit guide.” Do you feel that your lady dog is a soulmate or one who protects you? Then this would be a beautiful choice of name for her.

35). Ife: this name means “love.” If your love your lady dog, then why not give her this pretty, unique name?

36). Zoya: means “dawn.” Does your dog get you up at dawn (or before)? Then this could be the perfect name for her!

37). Nuru: means “born during the day.” If your lady dog was born in the daytime, this would be an apt, and pretty name for her.

38). Neela: is a Sanskrit name that means “sapphire blue.” This could be the perfect name for a Husky or another dog that has blue eyes, or one that has blue fur.

39). Abena: means “born on Tuesday,” and would be a great name choice for your girl dog if she was born on this day!

40). Afia: means “born on Friday.” So, if your lady canine companion was born on Friday, then this would be the best name for her—plus it’s pretty!

41). Subira: this name sound very exotic and means “patience.” Does your fur baby have a lot of patience, and a loving heart? Then why not choose this name for her?

42). Taci: this is another exotic name that means “washtub.” This could be a great name for a dog who loves to have a bath, or one who loves to play in the water!

43). Zuri: this name means “beautiful, good,” and is a beautiful name that you won’t hear everywhere!

44). Amara: this name means “grace.” It would be the perfect name for any lady dog who is dainty and graceful, such as a Poodle or a Greyhound.

45). Maya: this name can mean “good mother,” “illusion” or “water.” If your dog loves water, or is illusive, this may be the perfect name for her!

46). Jamila: this is an Arabic name that means “beautiful,” and would be a good fit for any lady dog!

47). Faizah: means “victorious,” and is an Arabic/African name. We just love the way it sounds and believe this would make a great name for just about any girl dog.

48). Makda: this is a name that means “high tower.” If your dog loves to be on top of everything, then this is a great name for her!

49). Akosua: this is a name that means “born on Sunday.” Was your canine companion born on this day? Then why not choose this unique, cute name for her?

50). Behati: this is the African form of the name Beatrice and means “she who brings happiness.” We love this name above all. This would be a beautiful, apt name for your fur baby who brings you much joy and happiness!

Ethiopia Country Facts

Ethiopia sits on the Horn of Africa, and so is a tropical location. The capital of the country is Addis Ababa, which means “new flower.” The city is located almost in the heart of the country.

Ethiopia is one of the largest and most populated countries in the Horn of Africa, and it’s landlocked (meaning that it has no natural water borders such as an ocean or sea).

This is one of the oldest countries in the world, and some of the oldest human skeletal remains have been found here. It’s believed that this is the area from which modern humans travelled on to the Middle East and other places. And this is the country that’s tied to the Queen of Sheba, who is named in the Bible as a famous visitor to King Solomon in Israel.

Ethiopia is home to over 102 million people, making this the most-populated landlocked country in the world. With so many people, the country is also home to over 80 ethnolinguistic groups. So, this is a place of great diversity. The land of the country is also diverse and includes forests, rivers, mountains and more.

The country is also home to most of Africa’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

We hope you’ve enjoyed these Ethiopia dog names and that you’ve found the right name for your fur baby!

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Kim

Kim is a talented author, who loves animals especially dogs. She engaged in writing books and articles relating to animals a decade ago. Kim resides in Chicago with her husband and son. The family is the proud owner of a dog and a parrot (Jack and Lily). Kim wanted more than these two pets, but her husband put his foot down... She often visits elementary schools to talk to the kids about what she learned about pets and how they could learn from them.

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