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Amos 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 name Ames.
Baby names that sound like Amos are Amyas, Amasa, Aymes, Aimes, Amyes and Amias.
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Popularity of Amos
Amos is a very popular first name for men (#470 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1266 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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