Amos: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Amos

Amos

Pronunciation: AY-məs (key)

Origin of the name Amos:

Derived from the Hebrew 'āmōs (borne, a burden). Amos was one of the twelve minor prophets, a commoner who prophesied in the 8th century B.C. The book of Amos is attributed to him.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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This name to me seems due for a comeback: it's short and simple with clear vowels, hefty but not macho-sounding, indisputably male, and offers an alternative to the -n ending of so many contemporary favorites for boys.
Because of the song "Amos Moses," it sounds like someone who is independent, determined, legendary, and mysterious. I am not religious, but because of the bible connection it sounds like someone who is caring and a leader, not the Amos in the the song.

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Amos Lee , American singer-songwriter.
Amos Rusie, 19th Century Major League Baseball pitcher. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977.
Amos Oz, Israeli novelist and journalist.

Amos in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Famous Amos" - well-known cookie brand
"Amos Moses" by Jerry Reed
"Amos n Andy", 1930's radio program and 50's television show. It's remembered for its offensive racial stereotyping.
Amos Diggory is Cedric Diggory's father in J.K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'

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