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What does Ambrose mean?

Ambrose Pronunciation of Ambrose 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.

ASSOCIATED WITH Am-, greek, saint, war


VARIANTS Am, Ambie, Ambroeus, Ambroggio, Ambrogio, Ambroise, Ambros, Ambrosi, Ambrosio, Ambrosios, Ambrosius, Ambrossij, Ambroz, Ambrus, Amby, Brose, Emrys





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How popular is Ambrose?

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)

Ambrose reached its highest rank of #290 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #1589 currently. (2015 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ambrose name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

The only other popular alternative form of Ambrose (#1589 LAST YEAR) ranked in the Top 2000 is Merlin. These relations of Ambrose reached the peak of their popularity during 1920-1929 and are now significantly less common, with forms such as Ambrose becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ambrose, Merlin in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Amadore, Amos, Amoss, Andros and Arese. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ambrose.

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