Name of the Day - 4th July 2020.
Allison27  7/4/2020
The name Amerigo was given to only 8 baby boys born in Italy in 2018.
Chokherbalyy  5/28/2020
Amerigo Vespucci (March 9, 1454 – February 22, 1512) was an Florentine merchant, explorer, and navigator from the Republic of Florence, from whose name the term America is derived.
Chokherbalyy  5/27/2020
Amerigo Bartoli Natinguerra (1890, in Terni – 1971, in Rome) was an Italian painter, caricaturist, and writer. He mainly painted vedute and landscapes, using both oil and water color in subdued earthy tones. He also painted still lifes and portraits.
Chokherbalyy  5/27/2020
Appropriately, Amerigo is the name of the day today, July the Fourth!
― Anonymous User  7/4/2018
Funny how this name doesn't seem to get as much hate as the name 'America'.
― Anonymous User  5/22/2016
To the person below me: That's because America came from this name, not the other way around.
some dude idk  9/19/2020
Italian pronunciation:


"A" is said softly as in "Father." The "E" in "Me" creates a sound near to "May," but slightly altered, and short. Roll your "R." Remember to stress "I" to "EE." As an "O" immediately follows the "G" in "Go," it is hard (example being "Got," "Goat," "Girl.") "O" is a usual, "Oh." [noted -ed]
Francesca  8/29/2011
Name of the Day: July 1st, 2011.
AndrewJKD  7/1/2011
Amerigo is the name of Sinterklaas' white horse. He walks on rooftops and is loved by Dutch children.
Ryneth  3/19/2010
Highly unlikely that the name of America comes from Ameryk - it comes from a mistake that the mapmaker Waldseemuller made on his worldmap which showed the discoveries of Amerigo Vespucci. Waldseemuller thought that Vespucci and not Columbus were the first Europeans to discover America so he named the New World after Vespucci. By the time he realised his mistake 1,000 copies of the map were already made. Waldseemuller would have used the first name because it sounds much better. Can you imagine 'The United States of Vespuccia!'
Anton  3/11/2010
It's highly unlikely that America got it's name from Amerigo Vespucci and it's practically unheard of for places to be named after an explorer's first name. The origin is closer linked to Richard Ameryk who was the financier of John Calbot's voyage which landed in North America. The older British maps have America on it and when Italian mapmakers saw the word, it was assumed it was after Vespucci who explored the coast of South America.
― Anonymous User  1/8/2008
This is the name of the character who appears in the 1st scene of "The Godfather", the undertaker Amerigo Bonasera. I think this name was picked for this character in order to symbolize an immigrant's disillusionment with America.
lady murasaki  8/3/2007

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