Meaning and Origin of: Amaro

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Greek : Immortal
  • Arabic : Moon

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese : of uncertain and multiple origin. In part at least, it is from the Germanic personal name Amalric, introduced to northern Italy by the Lombards and to the Iberian peninsula by the Visigoths. In Sicily, it is from a nickname meaning ‘bitter’, ‘unlucky’, or ‘disappointed’ or from an Arabic personal name ‘Ammār. In Portugal, it is from a personal name Amaro, of disputed origin.