Origin of the name Ambrose
Ambrose is a popular first name. It is more often used as a boy (male) name.
People having the name Ambrose are in general originating from Greece, United Kingdom, United States of America.
For another variant of the name Ambrose across the world, see Ambrosius.
Name meaning of Ambrose
- Name Number: 1
- Interpretation: Individual, Masculine, Logic, Self, Active, Leadership, Initiative, Assertive
History and Related Information
English (and Old French) form of the Late Latin name Ambrosius, from post-classical Greek Ambrosios ‘immortal’. This was borne by various early saints, most notably a 4th-century bishop of Milan. The name has never been common in England, but has enjoyed considerably greater popularity in Roman Catholic Ireland, where the surname Mac Ambrois is Anglicized as McCambridge.
Cognates: Irish Gaelic: Ambrós. Welsh: Emrys. French: Ambroise. Italian: Ambrogio. Spanish, Portuguese: Ambrosio. Catalan: Ambròs. Polish: Ambroży. Czech: Ambrož. Hungarian: Ambróz.
Short forms: Italian: Brogio. Czech: Brož. Polish: Mroż.
Pet forms: Czech: Brožek. Polish: Mrożek.
Popularity of the given name
The name Ambrose is ranked on the 6,310ᵗʰ position of the most used names. It means that this name is commonly used.
We estimate that there are at least 20900 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.002% of the population.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given this name for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
The name Ambrose has seven characters. It means that it is relatively medium-length, compared to the other names in our database.
Name Day Calendar
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