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Meaning and name origin

Amerigo \a-meri-go, am(e)-rigo\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: America, Americo, Americus, Amerika, Ameriko and Amerikus.

For more information, see also related boy names Arrigo and Heimrich.

There is 1 feminine form of Amerigo: America.


Popularity

Amerigo is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Amerigo and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Henry (#33), Emerson (#324), Emery (#687), Emory (#868) and Americo. (2014 statistics).


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

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

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