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What does Ambrose mean?

Ambrose \a-mbro-se, am(b)-rose\ as a boys' 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.


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

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Merlin.

Ambrose has 1 feminine form: Ambrosine.


Ambrose is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#1096 out of 1220, Top 90%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#1992 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Ambrose for boys. Ambrose reached its highest rank of #290 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

The only other popular alternative form of Ambrose ranked in the Top 1000 is Merlin. These boy names reached the peak of their popularity during 1910-1919 (usage of 0.5995%) and are now significantly less popular, with the forms Ambrose and Merlin becoming less trendy. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Ambrose and related names. (2014 Birth 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.