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Gender: Male Meaning of Amadeus: "lover of God" Origin of Amadeus: Latin

The name Amadeus is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "lover of God". Amadeus and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Which would you choose?".

From the experts:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's middle name could make an interesting pick for music-loving parents--if only in middle place. Amadeus is the title of a Peter Shaffer play which became an award-winning film in 1984.

German-born tennis ace Boris Becker chose Amadeus for the name of his fourth son.

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Famous People Named Amadeus

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (born Wolfgang Theophilus Mozart), Austrian composer
Amadeus II-IX, Dukes of Savoy
Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy
Victor Amadeus II and III of Sardinia
Amadeus William Grabau, American geologist
Amadeus Webersinke, German pianist
Amadeus Benedict Edley Luis Becker (b. 2010), son of tennis player Boris Becker
Moses Amadeus Farrow, son of American actress Mia Farrow

Pop Culture References for the name Amadeus

Amadeus Band, Serbian music group
Amadeus Arkham, character from the Batman series
Amadeus Cho, character in Marvel Comics
Baron Karl Amadeus Mordo, character in the movie "Doctor Strange"
"Amadeus," play and film about W. Amadeus Mozart
"Rock Me Amadeus," song by Falco

Amadei, Amadayus, Amadeaus


Ruanne Says:


Oh, also, Moose. :)

Ruanne Says:



bohomamma Says:


Maddy - I think its kind of cute

Melsie22 Says:


Anyone have a nick name ideas?

beachbear Says:


Amadeus is a pretty awesome name.

-EagleEyes- Says:


I love this name, but don't know if I would ever use it as a first. It would make a lovely choice for the middle spot though!

maibritt Says:


Actually Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart was the name he was baptized on. The name he used was Wolfgang Gottlieb Mozart. If you know both Latin and German you can translate Gottlieb directly into Amadeus. He also called himself Wolgang Amadé Mozart.

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Isaac Says:


We've been considering using Amadeus as a middle for Faulkner. Any thoughts?

eveyalecia Says:


Fun fact: Mozart's middle name was actually Theophilus but he used Amadeus (the Latin version of Theophilus) because he preferred it. I personally prefer Theophilus, and would rather use Wolfgang than Amadeus any day.

EleanorAll1 Says:


Just saw this--that's a really pretty name!

headintheclouds Says:


LOVE IT! Mozart is such a great namesake too, and it would be easier to use Amadeus to honor him than Wolfgang. I probably wouldn't use Amadeus for a first name though, since it's a lot of name for one to carry. Something one or two syllables, paired with the lovely, lyrical weighty, romantic Amadeus as a middle name would hit the sweet spot combo- Tristan Amadeus maybe?

Audrey328 Says:


I don't think I would have the guts to use this name, but I would be really excited if someone else did.

EleanorAll1 Says:


The name of the best cat I've ever known.

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