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What does Amory mean?

Amory Pronunciation of Amory [amory] as a boys' name is pronounced AM-er-ee. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Amory is "brave power". Variant of Emery. Scott Fitzgerald used this name for Amory Blaine, the hero of his first best-selling novel, "This Side of Paradise". Writer Cleveland Amory.

Associated with: brave, power, hero, best (great), novel (literary).


Amory has 4 variants: Aimory, Amery, Amorey and Amry.

Related boy name: Amaury.

5 more different relations via Emery: Emerey, Emeri, Emmery, Emmory and Emory.

Creative forms:
(male) Adry, Amoney, ..

(female) Amoan, Amoary, ..

Middle name pairings:
Amory Johnson (A.J.), ..

How popular is Amory?

Amory is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#43546 out of 150436, Top 29%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Amory (not ranked) are Amaury, Emery (#752 last year) and Emory (#829). These relations of Amory were favored 135 years ago (adoption of 0.08%) and have become much less conventional since (adoption 0.03%, 59% less). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Amaury, Emery, Emory in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Amory and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Amory is alike in pronunciation to Aimerey, Aimery, Amerey, Amiri, Aymery, Omari and Omero. Other suggested similar names are Amby, Amer, Amir, Amon, Amor, Amos, Amoss, Amr, Arry, Ary, Aubry, Autry, Avery, Avry, Cory, Dory, Jory, Kory, Rhory, Rory and Tory. These names tend to be more commonly used than Amory.

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