Given Name AMERIGO

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Italian
PRONOUNCED: a-me-REE-go  [details]

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).


currently out of the US top 1000, explorers, Godfather characters
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Emmerich (Ancient Germanic), Emery, Amery, Emory (English), Émeric (French), Emmerich (German), Imre, Imrus (Hungarian), Américo (Portuguese), Imrich (Slovak), Américo (Spanish)
Entry updated July 2, 2017