What does Amos mean?
Amos /amos/ [2 sylls.] 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.
Affiliated boy name: Ames.Kreatif forms: Aaamos, Amosaa, Amosau. [more]
How popular is Amos?
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. in the 1880s, and is at #693 presently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)