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What does Amos mean?

Amos \a-mos\ as a boys' name is pronounced AYM-ess. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Amos is "to carry; borne by God". Biblical: the prophet (eighth century BC) who wrote the book of Amos. The name is seldom used in this century, perhaps because of lingering negative connotations from the highly politically incorrect radio show "Amos 'n Andy" that was popular in the 1940s and 1950s. Novelist Amos Oz.


Amos has 2 variants: Am and Amoss.

For more information, see also the related boy name Ames.


Amos is a very popular first name for men (#470 out of 1220, Top 38%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#1436 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Amos for boys. Amos reached its highest position of #121 in the U.S. then, and is at #693 presently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Amos name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Amos outside U.S.

Similar Names

Amos is pronounced similarly to Amias, Amyas and Amyes. Other suggested similar baby names are Aimes, Amasa, Amon, Amor and Aymes. These names tend to be less frequently used than Amos.