What does Amerigo mean?
Amerigo \a-meri-go, am(e)-rigo\ 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 39 more related variations via Amaury, Emerson, Emery, Emory, Henry: Amery, Amory, Arrigo, Em, Emerey, Emeri, Emerich, Emerus, Emmerich, Emmery, Emmory, Emory▼, Enrico, Enrikos, Enrique, Enzio, Hal▼, Hank, Harry▼, Heike, Heiko, Heindrick, Heindrik, Heiner, Heinrich, Heinrick, Heinrik, Heinz, Hendrick, Hendrik, Henerik, Henning, Henri, Henrik, Henrique, Henryk, Heriot, Herrior and Hinrich.
Amerigo has 1 feminine form: America.
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 usage of the boy name Amerigo and affiliated names. Popular variation forms of Amerigo (#unlisted) are Henry (#33 a year ago), Emerson (#324), Enrique (#414), Hank (#602), Emery (#687), Harry (#714), Henrik (#863), Emory (#868), Americo, Hal, Henri and Enrico. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity during 1910-1919 (usage of 0.4368%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.2913%, down 33.3%), with the forms Harry, Hal, Americo, Emery and Emory becoming somewhat dated. Hank (#602), Emerson (#324) and Enrique (#414) are three of the more fashionable boy names in this list, and there is also a revival in birth name usage for Emerson and Hank. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)