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Meaning and Name Origin

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 6 variants: America, Americo, Americus, Amerika, Ameriko and Amerikus.

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

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) rated in the Top 1000 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 and are now significantly less popular, with the forms Harry, Americo, Hal, Emery and Emory becoming somewhat dated. Hank (#602), Emerson (#324) and Enrique (#414) are three of the more fashionable boy names in this list, with Emerson and Hank going through a revival in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Americo, Emerson, Emery, Emory, Enrico, Enrique, Hal, Hank, Harry, Henri in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Henrik, Henry in U.S.

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