Amos Name Meaning & Origin
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 comes from Hebrew and means "carried by God".
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Amos, biblical prophet. The Book of Amos in the Bible, which speaks against greed, corruption and oppression of the poor, is purported to be by him.
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
"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'
Amos Hart in Chicago, a.k.a. Mister Cellophane
Amos Rupp, uncle of Alex S. Smuckers, "the worst hood in Hazzick Flats", and partner in crime to Alex's father, Herman. http://www.thegreasersofhazzickflats.blogspot.com