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Amerigo 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 names Arrigo and Heimrich.

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Popularity of Amerigo

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

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Top 1000 ranking of Amerigo name in U.S.
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