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What does America mean?

America Pronunciation of America [amer-i-ca] as a girls' name (also used less regularly as boys' name America) is of Old German origin, and the meaning of America is "work power; home leader". Feminine of Amerigo, the name of the Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci.

Associated with: power.


Creative forms:
(female) Americe, Ameriki, ..

(male) Amergo, Ameriz, ..

Middle name pairings:
America Jakayla (A.J.), ..

How popular is America?

America is a very prominent first name for females (#1702 out of 4276, Top 40%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#65668 out of 150436, Top 44%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

America reached its peak position of #410 in the U.S. in the year 2002, and is currently at #961. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of America name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of America outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Aerica, Aericka, Affrica, Africa, Aifrica, Airica, Alarica, Almeria, Amaris, Amarissa, Amecia, Amelia, Amelida, Amelina, Amelita, Ameliya, Amera, Amica, Amrita, Arica, Derica, Gerica, Jerica, Sherica, Terica and Verica. These names tend to be less commonly used than America.

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