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Meaning and name origin

Amos \a-mos\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: Am and Amoss.

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


Popularity

Amos is a very popular first name for males (#470 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1266 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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Similar Names

Amos is also 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 commonly used than Amos.

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