Meaning and Name Origin
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.
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 (#1969 out of 88799, Top 2%). (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 list at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Ambrose and related names. The only other popular alternative form of Ambrose is Merlin. These boy names reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1910-1919 and are now significantly less popular, with the forms Ambrose and Merlin becoming less trendy. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)