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Origin and Meaning of Amble

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Am"ble
  1. To go at the easy gait called an amble; -- applied to the horse or to its rider.
  2. To move somewhat like an ambling horse; to go easily or without hard shocks."The skipping king, he ambled up and down." [Shak.]"Sir, your wit ambles well; it goes easily." [Shak.]

Etymology: F. ambler to amble, fr. L. ambulare to walk, in LL., to amble, perh. fr. amb- ambi-, and a root meaning to go: cf. Gr. � to go, E. base. Cf. Ambulate

noun Am"ble
  1. A peculiar gait of a horse, in which both legs on the same side are moved at the same time, alternating with the legs on the other side."A fine easy amble." [B. Jonson.]
  2. A movement like the amble of a horse.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A leisurely walk (usually in some public place)
  2. Walk leisurely

Notable Persons With the Last Name Amble

Lars Amble was an actor and director. Lars was given the name Lars Anders Amble-Næss on August 10th, 1939 in Stockholm. He passed away on August 20th, 2015.


Alf was born in 1909. He left this life in 1950.


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Popularity of Amble as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Amble U.S.
  White 90.41% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.14% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.83% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.31% 16.26%

Of Last Name Amble

People with the last name Amble are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Amble

  • How Popular is the name Amble? As a last name Amble was the 46,404th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Amble first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Amble is Saturday, November 10th, 1883.
  • How unique is the name Amble? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Amble. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Amble: Your name in reverse order is Elbma. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Balme. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Amble? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 459 people with the last name Amble.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Amble? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Amble as their last name since less than 1 person in 625k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.