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.

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
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: R. Le Get, J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Ambrose". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Ambrose.