Given Name AMBROSE

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: AM-broz  [details]

Meaning & History

From the Late Latin name Ambrosius, which was derived from the Greek name Αμβροσιος (Ambrosios) meaning "immortal". Saint Ambrose was a 4th-century theologian and bishop of Milan, who is considered a Doctor of the Church. Due to the saint, the name came into general use in Christian Europe, though it was never particularly common in England.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Ambrosios, Ambrosius (Ancient Greek), Ambrozije (Croatian), Ambrož (Czech), Ambroos, Broos (Dutch), Ambroise (French), Ambrosi (Georgian), Ambrus (Hungarian), Ambrogio, Ambrogino, Giotto (Italian), Broos (Limburgish), Ambroży (Polish), Ambrósio (Portuguese), Ambrož (Slovene), Ambrosio (Spanish), Emrys (Welsh)


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Entry updated December 8, 2017