Ambrose: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Ambrose
Origin of the name Ambrose:
From the Greek Ambrosios, a name derived from ambrosios (immortal).
Looking for more name information? Get Name MatchMaker & more Expert name-finding tools!
Sister & Brother Names
Know an Ambrose? What are his siblings named?
Contribute your knowledge to the name Ambrose
- Comments and insights on the name Ambrose: | Edit
- Share what you know!
- Personal experiences with the name Ambrose: | Edit
Don't do it! I went to school with a poor kid named Ambrose and he was constantly called Amber Rose. It got so bad that he eventually switched schools and went by his middle name, Scott.
- Nicknames for Ambrose: | Edit
Broz, Brody, Bobby, Bo, Bro
- Meanings and history of the name Ambrose: | Edit
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.
- Famous real-life people named Ambrose: | Edit
Ambrose Bierce - American editorialist, journalist, short-story writer, and satirist
Ambrose Gudko, bishop (1918), Russian Orthodox martyr
Saint Ambrose, bishop of Milan (397 AD)
Lauren Ambrose, actress
Ambrose Burnside (May 23, 1824 – September 13, 1881) was a Union General in the Civil War. The facial hair known as 'sideburns' was named for him.
- Ambrose in song, story & screen: | Edit
Ambrose is the real name of Glitch (Alan Cumming)in the scifi miniseries "Tin Man".
In the television show Monk, Adrian Monk's reclusive brother is named Ambrose.