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What does Amerigo mean?

Amerigo Pronunciation of Amerigo [ameri-go] as a boys' name is of Italian and Old German origin, and the meaning of Amerigo is "work ruler; home ruler". Italian form of the Germanic name Amalric, from amal meaning "work" and rÓc meaning "rule, power". Amalric was the name of a sixth-century Visigothic king. The French form of the name became Amaury, which then became the English surnames Emery, Emory and Emerson. Also a variant of Henry meaning "home ruler". The US, founded on the principle of home rule, took its nickname of "America" from Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci.

Associated with: home, power, surnames.


Amerigo has 6 variants: America, Americo, Americus, Amerika, Ameriko and Amerikus.

Affiliated boy names: Arrigo and Heimrich.

4 more relations via Amaury, Emerson, Emery, Emory, Henry: Amery, Arrigo, Emeri and Emerich.

1 feminine form: America.

Creative forms:
(male) Amerito, Avirigo, ..

(female) Amerial, Amerini, ..

Middle name pairings:
Amerigo Karsen (A.K.), ..

How popular is Amerigo?

Amerigo is an uncommon given name for men. Amerigo is an equivalently rare last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Amerigo was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its apex position of #1458 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Amerigo are Henry (#29 via latest list), Emerson (#301), Emery (#752), Emory (#829), Americo and Amaury. Other variants, like Emeri, are seldom used. These relations of Amerigo were favored as birth names during 1880-1889 (average #992) and are now significantly less popular (#1130, 72.7%), with the form Henry becoming somewhat dated. Henry has been the most well-known version, though Emerson has gained in usage.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Amerigo, Amaury, Americo, Emerson, Emery in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Emory, Henry in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Adrino (see Adrian), Aeric, Aerick, Aeriel, Aherin, Aimeric, Alarico, Aldrige, Aleric, Alerick, Alerio, Alexio, Almarino (see Almarine), Alverio, Amalio, Amarillo, Ambrogio, Amedeo, Amein, Ameir, Amelio, Amer, Amerey, Amiri, Amrit, Ario, Arrio, Averi, Averie, Averil, Averill, Averit, Averitt, Aymeric, Federigo, Roderigo and Rodrigo. These names tend to be more frequently used than Amerigo.

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