Meaning and Origin of: Amor

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Loving; for girl or boy

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • Spanish and Portuguese : from Spanish and Portuguese amor ‘love’, used to denote an illegitimate child, also as a nickname for a philanderer.
  • Spanish, Portuguese, and English : from the medieval personal name Amor (Latin amor ‘love’), which was popular in Spain, Italy, and France, and introduced into England by the Normans. There was a St. Amor, of obscure history and unknown date, whose relics were preserved and venerated at the village of St. Amour in Burgundy.