Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Ambrose m. Greek ἀμβρόσιος 'immortal, divine'.

The name of a 3rd C saint, a 4th C archbishop of Milan, a 5th C Romano-British war leader who later was identified with King Arthur, and a 14th C Italian saint.

The Welsh form is Emrys.

Belgium
Dutch
1597x1598 Ambrosius BoonenGes p. 387
Croatia
Croatian
1597 Ambros Susedgrad1597 p. 29, Ambrosius ibid. p. 29, Iambros ibid. p. 29, Iambrws ibid. p. 29, Iamres ibid. p. 29
Czech Republic
Middle High German
1373 Ambrosius (nom) Rössler1 102
England
Latin
1567 Ambrosius (nom) Chst-1 p. 11
Early Modern English
1530 Ambrose LIWill-III p. 87; 1546 Ambros BarnstapleBap p. 5, StAnthonlin p. 5; 1547 Ambros ibid. p. 6; 1557 Ambrose bruton-vol1 p. 109; 1560 Ambros StAnthonlin p. 13; 1561 Ambros ibid. p. 14; 1563 Ambros ibid. p. 15; 1577 Ambrose SaxhamSf p. 3; 1580 Amberus ibid. p. 39; 1585 Ambrose COmar-vol2 p. 49; 1586 Ambros StAnthonlin p. 32; 1587 Ambrose HAmar-vol9 p. 139, Ambrosse bruton-vol1 p. 47; 1590 Ambrose ibid. p. 50; 1591 Ambrose HAmar-vol9 p. 116; 1593 Ambrose DEmar-vol2 p. 26; 1595 Ambrose bruton-vol1 p. 54; 1597 Ambrose DEmar-vol2 p. 34, bruton-vol1 p. 56; 1599 Ambrose DEmar-vol2 p. 41
Estonia
Middle Low German
1437 Brosyus BbRT p. 360; 1592 Brosius Tiik1977 p. 285, Roeß ibid. p. 285, Rose ibid. p. 285
Early Modern Swedish
1584 Broß (nom) Hiiumaa p. 290; 1587 Brose (nom) ibid. p. 192; 1599 Broos (nom) ibid. p. 105
France
Middle French
1392 Ambrois MemBret-II col. 600, Ambroys ibid. col. 601
1423 Ambroisin favier 363
Germany
Latin
1540 Ambrosius (nom) quix-vol1 p. 58
Italy
Latin
967 Ambrosius (nom) RCI-Cam1 3; 1236 Ambrosii (gen) TirNot1 10; 1265x1339 Ambrosii (gen) BBC-Berg 146; 1278 Ambrosius (nom) ibid. p. XLIII; 1281 Ambrosius (nom) ibid. p. XLIII; 1282 Ambrosius (nom) ibid. p. XLVIII; 1376 Ambroxio (abl) DouGen1 p. 18, Ambroxius (nom) ibid. p. 216; 1464 Ambrosius (nom) CUP-III-I CCXXXI; 1522x1532 Ambrosius (nom) DSF p. 59, 47; 1527 Ambrosij (gen) Rome1527 p. 87, Ambrosius (nom) ibid. p. 84
Italian
1490 Ambrosio VitAs2 I
Latvia
Latin
1289 Ambrosius (nom) RigSB 18; 1290 Ambrosius (nom) ibid. 21
1314 Brosius (nom) RigSB 209
Spain
Catalan
1510 Ambros valencia1510 3306
Cite as: G. Grim, R. Le Get, J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Ambrose". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Ambrose.