Origin : Latin

immortal one

The name Ambrose is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "immortal one". A favorite of British novelists including Evelyn Waugh and P. G. Wodehouse, Ambrose has an air of blooming well-being and upper-class erudition. It comes from the same Greek root as 'ambrosia', the food of the gods, literally 'belonging to the immortals.' Ambrose was the name of one of the important doctors of the early Christian church, the fourth century St. Ambrose. It also belonged to one of the four great Latin teachers of Christianity, who also developed the use of music in church services. TV fanatics might be interested to know that in 1961, Ambrose was designated the patron saint of educational television by Pope John XXII. Ambrose's only problem is finding a nickname--aside from the all too obvious Rosie.

Popularity of name Ambrose over time

There are 8565 people in the U.S. with the first name Ambrose, this name was mostly popular in 1920 with popularity 209 .

Ambrose is used for Man.

100 percent of people with the first name Ambrose are man

0 percent of people with the first name Ambrose are woman

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Most Famous People Named Ambrose

character from The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
character on American Horror Story: My Roanoke nightimare
4th century archbishop of Milan
American model
character in the 1962 film The Phantom of the Opera
Australian musician -King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard
character in "The Kingkiller Chronicles" by Patrick Rothfuss
American Civil War general
a squirrel in the book "Fleabee's Fortune" by Robin Jarvis
Adrian Monk's brother on TV series "Monk"
an Olympic gold medalist swimmer
in Evelyn Waugh's Put Out More Flags (1942; "portrait of the homosexual eccentric and writer
a person and a place in Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much
American Civil War general
a hedgehog in the book "Redwall
Canadian HGTV personality

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Scottish version of John, the Lord is gracious