Usage: 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.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 1.
The name Ambrose is ranked on the 6,370th position of the most used names. It means that this name is commonly used.
We estimate that there are at least 44700 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.001% of the population.
The name Ambrose has seven characters. It means that it is relatively medium-length, compared to the other names in our database.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Ambrose for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
History and Origin
Ambrose is a given name. Notable people with the name include:
- St. Ambrose Traversari, also referred to as Ambrose of Camaldoli, (1386–1439), Italian monk and theologian
- Ambrose Akinmusire (born 1982), Nigerian-American jazz trumpeter
- Ambrose Bierce (1842–1913), American author
- Ambrose Burnside (1824–1881), American general and namesake of sideburns
- Ambrose Small (1863–1919), Canadian theatre magnate
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.
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