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.

Austria
Early New High German
1439 Ambrosi (nom) ChronSH p. 34, Ambrosius (nom) ibid. p. 37, Ambrosy (nom) ibid. p. 32
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
1597 Iambrek Susedgrad1597 p. 29, Iambrich ibid. p. 29, Iambrych ibid. p. 29
Czech Republic
Middle High German
1373 Ambrosius (nom) Rössler1 102
England
Latin
1567 Ambrosius (nom) Chst-1 p. 11; 1570 Ambros (gen) RegPat p. 100; 1573 Ambros (gen) ibid. p. 32; 1574 Ambros (gen) ibid. p. 32; 1580 Ambross (gen) ibid. p. 103; 1582/3 Ambros (gen) ibid. p. 35
Dutch
1572 Ambrose AuFr Hubrechts; 1591 Ambrosius ibid. Swarte; 1592 Ambrosius ibid. Swarte; 1595 Ambrosius ibid. Sijluart; 1596 Ambrosius ibid. Silvoort; 1598 Ambrosius ibid. Gilbert
Early Modern English
1530 Ambrose LIWill-III p. 87; 1546 Ambros BarnstapleBap p. 5, StAnthonlin p. 5; 1547 Ambros ibid. p. 6; 1557 Ambrose bruton1 p. 109; 1560 Ambros StAnthonlin p. 13; 1561 Ambros ibid. p. 14; 1563 Ambros ibid. p. 15; 1571 Ambros RegPat p. 101; 1572/3 Ambros SurMus p. 170; 1577 Ambrose SaxhamSf p. 3; 1580 Amberus ibid. p. 39; 1583/4 Ambrose SurMus p. 14; 1585 Ambrose COmar-vol2 p. 49; 1586 Ambros StAnthonlin p. 32; 1587 Ambrose HAmar-vol9 p. 139, Ambrosse bruton1 p. 47; 1588/9 Ambros RegPat p. 108; 1590 Ambrose bruton1 p. 50; 1591 Ambrose HAmar-vol9 p. 116; 1592 Ambrose HWCP2 p. 12; 1593 Ambrose DEmar-vol2 p. 26; 1595 Ambrose bruton1 p. 54; 1597 Ambrose DEmar-vol2 p. 34; 1597/8 Ambrose bruton1 p. 56; 1598 Ambrose ibid. p. 125; 1599 Ambrose DEmar-vol2 p. 41, RegGorton p. 1
Middle French
1577 Ambroise WCS p. 13; 1579 ambroise ibid. p. 15; 1581 Ambroise ibid. p. 45; 1582 Ambroise ibid. p. 17; 1583 ambroise ibid. p. 103
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 Ambrosi (gen) BBC-Berg 643, Ambrosii (gen) ibid. 146; 1278 Ambrosius (nom) ibid. p. XLIII; 1281 Ambrosius (nom) ibid. p. XLIII; 1282 Ambrosius (nom) ibid. p. XLVIII; 1368 Ambrosii (gen) Livi 221; 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; 1513x1521 Ambrogio LeoX p. 34, Ambrosio ibid. p. 29, Ambroxo ibid. p. 34
Latvia
Latin
1289 Ambrosius (nom) RigSB 18; 1290 Ambrosii (gen) ibid. 617, Ambrosius (nom) ibid. 21; 1292 Ambrosio (dat) ibid. 658; 1296 Ambrosius (nom) ibid. 791
1314 Brosius (nom) RigSB 209
Spain
Catalan
1510 Ambros valencia1510 3306
Sweden
Old Swedish
1402 Ambrosius (nom) SDHK no. 15897
Switzerland
Early New High German
1555 Ambrosum (acc) MHCG2 336
Cite as: A. Brown, 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 2021, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2021/1/name/Ambrose.