During the reign of Saint Gebre Mesqel Lalibela, an emperor of the Zagwe Dynasty, the town of Lalibela was known as Roha. The saintly king was given this name due to a swarm of bees said to have surrounded him at his birth, which his mother took as a sign of his future reign as Emperor of Ethiopia. . . .According to UNESCO, Lalibela's name means "The bee recognizes his sovereignty," which is certainly one of the odder royal names I have encountered.
Lalibela is said to have seen Jerusalem and then attempted to build a new Jerusalem as his capital in response to the capture of old Jerusalem by Muslims in 1187. As such, many features have Biblical names – even the town's river is known as the River Jordan. It remained the capital of Ethiopia from the late 12th century and into the 13th century.
his work here. The rest are from wikipedia and UNESCO.