Meaning and Origin of: Amari

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Greek : Eternal beauty
  • Hindi : Immortal
  • Greek : Immortal
  • Arabic : Moon

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Italian (Sicily) : see Amaro.
  • Arabic : variant of Amar.
  • Japanese : ‘surplus’, usually written with characters used phonetically. It appears to be a shortening of amaribe ‘surplus doors’, a reference to the practice among census takers from ancient times up to the era of the Tokugawa shogunate (1603–1867) of listing households in groups of fifty; any households exceeding this number or a multiple of it were referred to as ‘surplus’. The surname is found chiefly in northeastern Japan.