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Meaning and name origin

Ambrose \a-mbro-se, am(b)-rose\ as a boy's name is pronounced AM-brohz. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Ambrose is "immortal". English form of the Late Latin name Ambrosius, from Greek Ambrosios. Saint Ambrose (fourth century) was the Bishop of Milan who baptized Saint Augustine; Saint Ambrose (eighth century) was a tutor and friend of Charlemagne. The name is more widely found in Greece than in English-speaking countries. Writer Ambrose Bierce; Civil War General Ambrose E. Burnside.

Ambrose has 17 variant forms: Am, Ambie, Ambroeus, Ambroggio, Ambrogio, Ambroise, Ambros, Ambrosi, Ambrosio, Ambrosios, Ambrosius, Ambrossij, Ambroz, Ambrus, Amby, Brose and Emrys.

For more information, see also the related boy name Merlin.

There is 1 feminine form of Ambrose: Ambrosine.


Ambrose is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1096 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#1969 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ambrose for boys (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ambrose name in U.S.

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Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ambrose and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ambrose and Merlin. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ambrose, Merlin in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ambrose and related baby names outside U.S.


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