Amharic is a Semitic language spoken in Ethiopia and is the second most-spoken Semitic language in the world after Arabic. Ethiopia has given Amharic official status and it is used nation-wide in government, military and churches since medieval times. The name “Amharic” comes from the district of Amhara in northern Ethiopia thought to be the historic center of the language. Amharic is a beautiful language, tribal in sound and rhythmic in syllables and cadence. Baby Name World can help you research and find an Amharic, Ethiopian or other African baby name and name meanings.