Meaning and Origin of: Amaro

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Greek : Immortal
  • Arabic : Moon

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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.