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What 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.

Associated with: power, surnames, home


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:
(male) Amerito, Avirigo, ..

(female) Amerial, Amerini, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name history of Amerigo for boys. 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, 2014)

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

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the history of the boy name Amerigo and affiliated names. Popular variation forms of Amerigo are Henry (#33 via latest list), Emerson (#324), Emery (#687), Emory (#868), 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, 74.8%), with forms like 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.