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What does Amos mean?

Amos Pronunciation of Amos 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.


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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. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Amos reached its highest position of #121 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #655 presently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Amos name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Ames is the only other popular varying form of Amos (#655 A YEAR AGO). Adoption of these relations of Amos was at its highest 138 years ago (AVERAGE #1060) and has become significantly diminished since, with the form Amos becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Amos, Ames in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Amos is pronounced similarly to Amias, Amyas, Amyees and Amyes. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Abo, Abot, Admon, Ado, Adom, Adon, Ahmod, Aias, Aimes, Aimon, Alois, Aloj, Alon, Aloys, Amad, Amal, Aman, Amasa, Ambros, Amby, Amed, Amel, Amer, Amid, Amil, Amin, Amir, Amit, Ammon, Amnon, Amon, Amor, Amory, Amr, Amry, Amyn, Amyot, Ares, Argos, Aris, Armon, Aron, Athos, Avon, Aymes, Aymon, Demos, Dimos, Enos, Eros, Joos, Ramos and Taos. These names tend to be less frequently used than Amos.

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