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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. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Americo, Emerson, Emery, Emory and Henry. (2014 statistics).


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

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

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