name meaning: Ames \a-mes\ as a boy's name is pronounced aymz. It is of French origin, and the meaning of Ames is "friend". The name may be related to the Latin word for love, "amor", or may have referred to those who lived near elm trees, or may be a variant of Amos (Hebrew) "borne by God". Rare.
Ames has 2 variant forms: Aimes and Aymes.
Baby names that sound like Ames are Amyes, Amyas, Amasa, Amoss, Amyees, Amias, Eames and James.