"carried by God"

Amos Origin and Meaning

The name Amos is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "carried by God".

Amos is a robust biblical name that's being discovered by a new generation of parents in a major way.

Amos was an eighth century BC prophet whose sayings are collected in the biblical book named after him. The name was also popular among the Puritans.

There are characters named Amos in novels by George Eliot and Thomas Hardy, and its most famous contemporary bearer is Israeli author Amos Oz. The name has also been associated with Famous Amos cookies, a company founded by Wally Amos.

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Amos Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Amos Popularity

Famous People Named Amos

  • Amosminor Biblical prophet
  • Amos Lee (born Ryan Anthony Massaro)American singer,songwriter
  • Amos OzIsraeli novelist
  • Amos Muzyad Yakhoob Kairouzbirth name of American actor Danny Thomas
  • Amos Joseph OtisAmerican baseball player
  • Amos Wilson RusieAmerican baseball player
  • Amos ZereouéAmerican NFL football player
  • Amos Bronson AlcottAmerican educator, writer and reformer; father of novelist Louisa May Alcott
  • Amos Emerson DolbearAmerican physicist
  • Amos Edward JoelAmerican electrical engineer
  • Amos MansdorfIsraeli tennis player
  • Amos Nathan TverskyIsraeli,American psychologist
  • Amos GitaiIsraeli film director
  • Wallace "Wally" AmosJr., American who founded the chocolate chip cookie brand "Famous Amos"
  • Tori AmosAmerican singer,songwriter

Amos in Pop Culture

  • Amos Jonescharacter in radio show "Amos 'n' Andy," an American radio and TV sitcom set in Harlem, Manhattan's historic black community, arguably fostering racial stereotypes
  • Amos Sladecharacter in Disney's "The Fox and the Hound"
  • Amos Mousecharacter in Disney's "Ben and Me"
  • Amos Diggorycharacter in the "Harry Potter" series
  • Amos Harthusband of Roxie Hart in musical "Chicago"
  • Amos Daragonfantasy series by Bryan Perro and its main character
  • Amos Kanecharacter in the "Kane Chronicles" by Rick Riordan
  • Amos Edwardscharacter in "The Searchers"
  • Amosone of the balloonists in video game "Spyro the Dragon"
  • "A Sick Day for Amos McGee" children's book by Philip and Erin Stead
  • Amoswarrior and optional party member in video game 'Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation'
  • Amos Conticharacter in the movie and book "Wonder"
  • Amos Burtoncharacter in the sci,fi novels and television show "The Expanse"