Ames Name Meaning

English: from the Old French and Middle English personal name Amys, Amice, which is either directly from Latin amicus ‘friend’, used as a personal name, or via a Late Latin derivative of this, Amicius. German: of uncertain origin. Perhaps a nickname for an active person, from a Germanic word related to Old High German amazzig ‘busy’. Compare modern German Ameise ‘ant’.

List of People with Surname Ames

According to our database, there are a total of 20,323 people with the surname Ames. Among these people surnamed Ames, there are about 1,024 unique names, with an average of 19 people who have the same name. John Ames, Michael Ames and David Ames are the top three most popular names from the list of people surnamed Ames, with 368, 360 and 342 people respectively.

Moreover, we found that California has the largest number of people surnamed Ames, with a total of 2,331 people, and there are a total of 612 unique names among these people. New York is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Ames, with a total of 1,428 people and an average of 470 unique names.