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 of Charlemagne. The name is more widely found in Greece than in English-speaking countries. Writer Ambrose Bierce; Civil War General Ambrose E. Burnside.
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, Top 90%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#1969 out of 88799, Top 2%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ambrose for boys. Ambrose reached its highest rank of #290 in the U.S. in 1880-1889 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ambrose and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Merlin and Ambrose. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).