Gender Masculine
Usage Italian
Pronounced Pron. a-meh-REE-go  [key·IPA]

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).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesEmery, Amery, Emory(English) Émeric(French) Emmerich(German) Emmerich(Germanic) Imre(Hungarian) Emrik(Norwegian) Américo(Portuguese) Imrich(Slovak) Américo(Spanish) Emrik(Swedish)
Surname DescendantAmerighi(Italian)
Place Name DescendantAmerica(Italian)


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Statue of Amerigo Vespucci in FlorenceStatue of Amerigo Vespucci in Florence


Entry updated April 5, 2022