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Ames name meaning

First Name
1k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
22k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Ames

User Submitted Origins

English
67%
French
11%
American
11%
Urdu
11%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Minnesota, U.S., the name Ames means "Friend".
  2. A user from Japan says the name Ames is of English origin and means "A Beloved Friend".
  3. According to a user from New York, U.S., the name Ames means "The name Ames means a goddess of love".
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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ames

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ames

August Ames

August was born on August 23rd, 1994.

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Aldrich Ames

Aldrich Ames is a former cia officer, analyst, agent for the soviet union, later russia, central intelligence agency, soviet union, and russia.

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Ed Ames

Ed Ames is a pop music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1955 to 1955. Ed was given the name Edmund Dantes Urick on July 9th, 1927.

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Ramsay Ames

Ramsay Ames was an actress and model. Her career lasted from 1943 to 1963. Ramsay was born on March 30th, 1919 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. She passed away on March 30th, 1998.

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David Ames

David Ames is an actor. David was born on August 10th, 1983.

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Jonathan Ames

Jonathan Ames is a memoir and literary fiction novelist. His most notable accomplishments were from 1989 to present. Jonathan was born on March 23rd, 1964 in New York City, United States.

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  • Adelbert Ames
    Governor of Mississippi
  • Rachel Ames
    Actress
  • Bruce Ames
    Scientist
  • Mark Ames
    Journalist
  • Leon Ames
    Actor
  • Oakes Ames
    Congressman
  • Adrienne Ames
    Actress
  • Fisher Ames
    Congressman
  • Nancy Ames
    Musician
  • Butler Ames
    Member of the
  • Oliver Ames
    Governor of Massachusetts
  • Joseph Sweetman Ames
    Office Holder
  • Jr. Oliver Ames
    Businessman
  • Knowlton Ames
    Football Player

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ames U.S.
  White 84.65% 64.26%
  African American 7.88% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.96% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.62% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.89% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ames

People with the last name Ames are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Ames

  • How Popular is the name Ames? Ames is the 9,014th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ames was the 1,598th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ames have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,346 babies born with the first name Ames in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ames to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ames? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Ames first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ames is Saturday, April 25th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Ames born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ames was in 2016 with a total of 87 babies.
  • Random Ames Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ames is not a popular baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Utah have the same name in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Ames: The name spelled backwards is Sema. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Smea. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ames? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 22,385 people with the last name Ames.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ames? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Ames as their last name.
  • Ames name meaning

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