Ambrosia name meaning

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in 2010

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What does the name Ambrosia mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Ambrosia

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  1. According to a user from California, U.S., the name Ambrosia means "Food, wine or perfume of the Gods. Honey or nectar. Immortality".
  2. A user from West Virginia, U.S. says the name Ambrosia is of Greek origin and means "Food or nectar of the gods. Granted those who consumed it immortality".
  3. A user from Tennessee, U.S. says the name Ambrosia means "Food of the gods or Immortality".
  4. A submission from Florida, U.S. says the name Ambrosia means "Immortality" and is of Greek origin.
  5. A submission from Pennsylvania, U.S. says the name Ambrosia means "Immortal".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Am*bro"sia
  1. [Myth]
    1. The fabled food of the gods (as nectar was their drink), which conferred immortality upon those who partook of it.
    2. An unguent of the gods.
      "His dewy locks distilled ambrosia." [Milton.]
  2. A perfumed unguent, salve, or draught; something very pleasing to the taste or smell.
  3. Formerly, a kind of fragrant plant; now (Bot.), a genus of plants, including some coarse and worthless weeds, called ragweed hogweed, etc.
  4. [Zoöl] The food of certain small bark beetles, family Scolytidæ believed to be fungi cultivated by the beetles in their burrows.
  5. A dessert made from shredded coconuts and oranges, sometimes including other ingredients such as marshmallow.

Etymology: L. ambrosia, Gr. �, properly fem. of �, fr. � immortal, divine; 'a priv. + � mortal (because it was supposed to confer immortality on those who partook of it). � stands for �, akin to Skr. mrita, L. mortuus, dead, and to E. mortal

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (classical mythology) the food and drink of the gods; mortals who ate it became immortal
  2. Fruit dessert made of oranges and bananas with shredded coconut
  3. Any of numerous chiefly North American weedy plants constituting the genus Ambrosia that produce highly allergenic pollen responsible for much hay fever and asthma
  4. A mixture of nectar and pollen prepared by worker bees and fed to larvae

From Latin ambrosia (“food of the gods”), from Ancient Greek ἀμβροσία (ambrosía, “immortality”), from ἄμβροτος (ámbrotos, “immortal”), from ἀ- (a-, “not”) + βροτός (brotós, “mortal”).

  1. (Greek mythology, Roman mythology) The food of the gods, thought to confer immortality.
  2. Any food with an especially delicious flavour or fragrance.
  3. An annual herb historically used medicinally and in cooking, Dysphania botrys.
  4. A mixture of nectar and pollen prepared by worker bees and fed to larvae.
  5. A dessert made from shredded coconuts and oranges, sometimes including other ingredients such as marshmallow.

ambrosia was also found in the following language(s): Finnish, Italian, Latin, and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Ambrosia

Notable Persons Named Ambrosia

Ambrosia Parsley

Ambrosia Parsley is an alternative rock musician. She has been prominent since 1999.

Ambrosia Boccanegra

Ambrosia was born in Genoa. He breathed his last breath in 1373.

Ercilia Pepín

Ercilia Pepín was an educator. Ercilia was given the name Ambrosia Ercilia Pepín Estrella on December 7th, 1886 in Santiago de los Caballeros. She breathed her last breath on June 14th, 1939.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ambrosia

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ambrosia

Baron Ambrosia

Baron Ambrosia is a food critic. Baron is also known as Quaffer of Culinary Consciousness.


Common last names for Ambrosia

Common first names for Ambrosia

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ambrosia U.S.
  White 87.23% 64.26%
  African American 1.40% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.20% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.58% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ambrosia

People with the last name Ambrosia are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Ambrosia

  • How Popular is the name Ambrosia? Ambrosia is the 7,956th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ambrosia was the 43,151st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ambrosia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,641 babies born with the first name Ambrosia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ambrosia to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ambrosia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1900 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Ambrosia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ambrosia is Friday, May 2nd, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Ambrosia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ambrosia was in 1981 with a total of 65 babies.
  • Random Ambrosia Factoid: According to the 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ambrosia is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 8 babies in California have the same name in 1996.
  • Weird things about the name Ambrosia: The name spelled backwards is Aisorbma. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Rasbaiom. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ambrosia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 501 people with the last name Ambrosia.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ambrosia? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ambrosia as their last name since less than 1 person in 588k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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