Amaro

Gender: Feminine
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: debated

The name could either be derived from a Germanic name Adhemar which may be composed of the elements ot (wealth; fortune) and mar (fame) or it could be from a Latin adjective amarus meaning “bitter.”

The name was borne by a legendary saint whose cult is especially popular in the regions of Galicia and Asturias. It is said that he travelled on his boat to heaven.

The name is currently the 44th most popular male name in Chile, (2010).