Meaning and Name Origin
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.
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 (#1266 out of 88799, 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)