Ambrose Origin and Meaning

The name Ambrose is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "immortal".

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, said to confer immortality.

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.

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Famous People Named Ambrose

  • Saint Ambrose4th century archbishop of Milan, patron of learning and Patron Saint of bees & beekeeping
  • Ambrose Bierceauthor
  • Ambrose E. BurnsideAmerican Civil War general
  • Ambrose PriceCanadian HGTV personality
  • Ambrose OlsenAmerican model
  • Ambrose Powell Hill JrAmerican Civil War general
  • Ambrose "Rowdy" Gainesan Olympic gold medalist swimmer
  • Ambrose KennySmith, Australian musician ,King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard

Ambrose in Pop Culture

  • Ambrose MonkAdrian Monk's brother on TV series "Monk"
  • Ambrose Silkin Evelyn Waugh's Put Out More Flags (1942; "portrait of the homosexual eccentric and writer, Brian Howard")
  • Ambrose "Jackass" Jakischaracter in "The Kingkiller Chronicles" by Patrick Rothfuss
  • Ambrose Spikea hedgehog in the book "Redwall," by Brian Jacques
  • Ambrose Chappell/Ambrose Chapela person and a place in Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much
  • Ambrosecharacter on American Horror Story: My Roanoke nightimare
  • Ambrose Spellmancharacter from The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
  • Lord Ambrose D'Arcycharacter in the 1962 film The Phantom of the Opera
  • Ambrosea squirrel in the book "Fleabee's Fortune" by Robin Jarvis