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GenderMasculine
UsageItalian
PronouncedPron.a-me-REE-go
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Meaning & History

Medieval Italian form of EMMERICH. Amerigo Vespucci (1451-1512) was the Italian explorer who gave the continent of America its name (from Americus, the Latin form of his name).
Other Languages & CulturesEmmerich Ancient Germanic Emery, Amery, Emory English Émeric French Emmerich German Imre, Imrus Hungarian Américo Portuguese Imrich Slovak Américo Spanish

Images

Statue of Amerigo Vespucci in FlorenceStatue of Amerigo Vespucci in Florence

Categories

currently out of the US top 1000, explorers, Godfather characters
Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute