PRONOUNCED: AM-broz [key]
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: Ambrosios, Ambrosius (Ancient Greek), Ambroos, Broos (Dutch), Ambroise (French), Ambrus (Hungarian), Ambrogio, Ambrogino, Giotto (Italian), Ambrósio (Portuguese), Ambrož (Slovene), Ambrosio (Spanish), Emrys (Welsh)
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