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What does Ames mean?

Ames Pronunciation of Ames as a boys' name is pronounced aymz. It is of French origin, and the meaning of Ames is "friend". The name may be related to the Latin word for love, "amor", or may have referred to those who lived near elm trees, or may be a variant of Amos (Hebrew) "borne by God". Rare.


ASSOCIATED WITH friend, trees


VARIANTS Aimes, Aymes




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How popular is Ames?

Ames is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#1499 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Ames was first listed in 2016 and reached its highest position of #1767 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ames name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ames outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Amos (#655 A YEAR AGO) is the only other prominent related form of Ames. These forms of Ames were at the height of their popularity a century ago (USAGE OF 0.1%) and are now significantly less conventional, with the version Amos becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ames, Amos in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ames is pronounced similarly to Eames. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Abe, Abel, Abey, Ace, Acee, Acel, Acey, Ade, Adel, Aden, Aed, Ahmed, Ahmet, Aias, Alec, Aled, Alek, Alem, Alen, Alex, Amad, Amal, Amasa, Amby, Amed, Ameen, Ameer, Amein, Ameir, Amel, Amer, Amery, Amias, Amid, Amil, Amin, Amir, Amit, Amjed, Ammer, Amor, Amr, Amry, Amyas, Amyees (see Amyas), Amyel, Amyes (see Amyas), Amyn, Arek, Ares, Arese, Aries, Aris, Arles, Armen, Ase, Asen, Atef, Ave, Avel, Axel, Ayers, Aymer, Des, Ermes, Ines, Ives, James, Kees, Les, Rees, Ries, Wes and Yves. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ames.

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