A masculine name of Spanish origin, the meaning of Amparo is 'shelter'. In a wider sense, this name talks about 'protection'. When bestowed as a name, it means 'refuge' as well. Closely related to Virgin Mary and the city of Valencia in Spain, Amparo as a name, also means 'our lady of protection'. Its other meanings include 'aid', and 'aegis'. Along with being the first name, Amparo has also been used as a surname. In legal terms, Amparo often referred to as 'constitutional protection lawsuit', is an extraordinary appeal, filed by Mexicans and foreigners in the federal court.