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Ambrose 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 name Merlin. A baby name that sounds like Ambrose is Umbro.
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Popularity of Ambrose
Ambrose is a somewhat popular first name for men (#1096 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#1969 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
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