Ambrose

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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ambrose

"Ambrose" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "Immortal". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Am"brose
A sweet-scented herb; ambrosia. See Ambrosia, 3.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (Roman Catholic Church) Roman priest who became bishop of Milan; the first Church Father born and raised in the Christian faith; composer of hymns; imposed orthodoxy on the early Christian church and built up its secular power; a saint and Doctor of the Church (340?-397)
Wiktionary

From Latin saints' name Ambrosius, from Ancient Greek ἀμβρόσιος (ambrósios, “immortal, divine”).

  1. A male given name.
  2. A patronymic surname​.
  3. A city in Georgia, Coffee County.
  4. A city/village in North Dakota.
  5. A town in Queensland, Australia.

Notable Persons Named Ambrose

Ambrose Bierce is a satire journalistwriter and journalist. Ambrose was given the name Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce on June 24th, 1842 in Meigs County, Ohio, United States.

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Ambrose was a christian bishop. He breathed his last breath on April 4th, 0397.

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Ambrose Burnside was a from Rhode Island, Governor of Rhode Island, and United States Senate. He was most active from 1875 to 1881. His military service ended in 1865. Ambrose was born on May 23rd, 1824 in Liberty, Indiana. He left this life on September 13th, 1881.

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Ambrose Evans-Pritchard is a journalist, editing, writer, and editor. Ambrose was born on December 7th, 1957 in Oxford.

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Ambrose Olsen was a model (people) and supermodel. Ambrose was born on November 27th, 1985 in Homer, Alaska. He left this life on April 22nd, 2010.

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Ambrose Akinmusire is a musician. His ongoing career started in 2000. Ambrose was born on May 1st, 1982 in Oakland, California.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ambrose

Dean was born on December 7th, 1985 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. Dean is also known as Good, Jonathan; Moxley, Jon; Moxley, Jonathan; Moxx, and Moxley.

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Rona Ambrose is a Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, (Interim), Leader of theConservative Party of Canada, Minister of Health, Minister of Public Works, Government Services, Minister of Western Economic Diversification, Minister of Labour, Minister of Intergovernm. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2015 to 2015. Rona was born on March 15th, 1969 in Valleyview, Alberta, Canada.

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Ambrose was a christian bishop. He breathed his last breath on April 4th, 0397.

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Lauren Ambrose is an actress. She has been prominent since 1997. Lauren was given the name Lauren Anne D'Ambruoso on February 20th, 1978 in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.

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Efe Ambrose is a soccer player for the Celtic F.C., Kaduna United F.C., Bayelsa United F.C., and F.C. Ironi Ashdod. Efe was born on October 18th, 1988 in Kaduna, Nigeria.

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Stephen E. Ambrose was a historian and author. Stephen was given the name Stephen Edward Ambrose on January 10th, 1936 in Lovington, Illinois, U.S. He died on October 13th, 2002.

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How popular is the baby name Ambrose in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 32 0 32
1881 43 0 43
1882 38 0 38
1883 36 0 36
1884 36 0 36
1885 32 0 32
1886 30 0 30
1887 29 0 29
1888 41 0 41
1889 27 0 27
1890 37 0 37
1891 27 0 27
1892 31 0 31
1893 52 0 52
1894 34 0 34
1895 38 0 38
1896 42 0 42
1897 37 0 37
1898 43 0 43
1899 28 0 28
1900 47 0 47
1901 35 0 35
1902 26 0 26
1903 32 0 32
1904 34 0 34
1905 24 0 24
1906 33 0 33
1907 27 0 27
1908 25 0 25
1909 41 0 41
1910 48 0 48
1911 42 0 42
1912 98 0 98
1913 122 0 122
1914 147 0 147
1915 187 0 187
1916 179 0 179
1917 199 0 199
1918 192 0 192
1919 187 0 187
1920 209 0 209
1921 194 0 194
1922 171 0 171
1923 158 0 158
1924 166 0 166
1925 165 0 165
1926 155 0 155
1927 111 0 111
1928 123 0 123
1929 104 0 104
1930 104 0 104
1931 72 0 72
1932 104 0 104
1933 84 0 84
1934 74 0 74
1935 80 0 80
1936 79 0 79
1937 63 0 63
1938 67 0 67
1939 55 0 55
1940 64 0 64
1941 47 0 47
1942 85 0 85
1943 83 0 83
1944 66 0 66
1945 46 0 46
1946 45 0 45
1947 59 0 59
1948 64 0 64
1949 47 0 47
1950 37 0 37
1951 47 0 47
1952 55 0 55
1953 55 0 55
1954 63 0 63
1955 50 0 50
1956 47 0 47
1957 45 0 45
1958 51 0 51
1959 44 0 44
1960 51 0 51
1961 38 0 38
1962 58 0 58
1963 39 0 39
1964 49 0 49
1965 43 0 43
1966 28 0 28
1967 22 0 22
1968 47 0 47
1969 25 0 25
1970 28 0 28
1971 32 0 32
1972 33 0 33
1973 28 0 28
1974 29 0 29
1975 44 0 44
1976 26 0 26
1977 35 0 35
1978 31 0 31
1979 37 0 37
1980 36 0 36
1981 36 0 36
1982 28 0 28
1983 37 0 37
1984 25 0 25
1985 39 0 39
1986 40 0 40
1987 41 0 41
1988 41 0 41
1989 36 0 36
1990 41 0 41
1991 45 0 45
1992 34 0 34
1993 40 0 40
1994 26 0 26
1995 30 0 30
1996 28 0 28
1997 35 0 35
1998 29 0 29
1999 29 0 29
2000 41 0 41
2001 25 0 25
2002 42 0 42
2003 42 0 42
2004 48 0 48
2005 50 0 50
2006 59 0 59
2007 59 0 59
2008 67 0 67
2009 53 0 53
2010 59 0 59
2011 56 0 56
2012 75 0 75
2013 95 0 95
2014 89 0 89
2015 101 0 101
2016 96 0 96

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Popularity of Ambrose as a first name

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Popularity of Ambrose as a last name

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Common last names for Ambrose

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Johnson
  • Murphy
  • Jones
  • Martin
  • Miller
  • Jackson
  • Kelly
  • Taylor
  • White
  • Hall
  • Davis

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ambrose U.S.
  White 81.04% 64.26%
  African American 12.45% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.30% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.90% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.58% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.72% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ambrose

People with the last name Ambrose are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Ambrose

  • How Popular is the name Ambrose? Ambrose is the 2,744th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ambrose was the 2,107th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ambrose have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,352 babies born with the first name Ambrose in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ambrose to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ambrose? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 32 new born babies.
  • When was Ambrose first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ambrose is Wednesday, February 10th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Ambrose born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ambrose was in 1920 with a total of 209 babies.
  • Random Ambrose Factoid: According to the 1927 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ambrose is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1927.
  • Weird things about the name Ambrose: Your name in reverse order is Esorbma. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sramebo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ambrose? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 17,178 people with the last name Ambrose.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ambrose? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Ambrose as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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