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pinWhat does Amerigo mean?

Amerigo /ame-ri-go/ as a boys' name is of Italian origin. 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.


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

Affiliated boy names: Arrigo and Heimrich.

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

Amerigo has 1 feminine form: America.

Kreatif forms: Ameriaga, Amerigoau, Auamerigo. [more]

pinHow 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)

Below is a graphed analysis of the history of the boy name Amerigo and affiliated names. Popular variation forms of Amerigo (not ranked) are Henry (#33 via latest list), Emerson (#324), Emery (#687), Emory (#868) and Americo. Other variants, like Emeri, are seldom used. These relations of Amerigo were favored as birth names during 1910-1919 (average #362) and are somewhat less popular today (#582, 34.5%), with forms like Emory becoming somewhat dated. Henry has been the most well-known version, though Emerson has gained in usage. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Americo, Emerson, Emery, Emory, Henry in U.S.

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

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