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Gender: Female Meaning of Ambrosia: "food of the gods" Origin of Ambrosia: Greek and Roman mythology name

The name Ambrosia is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "food of the gods". Ambrosia and is often added to lists like Unique Girl Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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Ambrosia combines some of the more whimsical qualities of more popular Aurora and Isabella, with a heavenly meaning.

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Famous People Named Ambrosia

Ambrosia Sidney, sister of English poet and courtier Sir Philip Sidney
Ambrosia Kelley, American actress

Pop Culture References for the name Ambrosia

Ambrosia "Amber" Moore, character on TV soap "The Bold & the Beautiful"
Ambrosia, UK food brand, most famous for its creamy rice pudding
Ambrosia, pet skunk in "Millie Keith: A Life of Faith" series
Ambrosia, American rock band
Ambrosia, nymph transformed into a grapevine in Greek mythology
The food of the gods in Greek mythology, meaning "immortal"


flamingo Says:


Isn't ambrosia a type of dessert? Like with fruit and cream, served cold? That's what I think of.

roseofjune Says:


This name always reminds me of a bruise. I don't think it's very elegant.

snowsbeloved Says:


Sounds like the feminine form of Ambrose. Also can be a rock band name for the band Ambrosia. It's not terrible...

RoddyThlayli Says:


It does sound a lot like it could be a feminine version of Ambrose, giving it some more credibility.

Zelliew Says:


I'd just go with Amber - which I feel is much better

Ambroshia Says:


My name is Ambroshia, & yes my mother did add her own little twist...
instead of "sia" my name is spelled"shia"
she loved the band/group named Ambrosia of the middle late 70's

MoonAndStar Says:


I knew a girl in school as a kid named Ambrosia everyone called her Rose. I still think this is a beautiful name.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


There are food names and God/goddess names. But naming your kid after the food of the gods doesn't make much sense to me.

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


God, I love this name! But because it is a 'food' name so to speak, I fear it may be interpreted by others as a more eccentric version of your average stereotypical stripper names, e.g. - Honey, Candy, Cherry etc. So I'm tied between thinking that Ambrosia is a more elegant, upper-class choice or... not.

Princessnawal Says:


Sounds fresh I like petunia as well

mabespark Says:


It's a little OTT, but gorgeous.

Noetje Says:


I just love this name. I love how it sounds. Not sure if I would use it though.