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Gender: Male Pronunciation: um-EYE-us or ah-mee-us Meaning of Amias: "loved" Origin of Amias: Latin

The name Amias is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "loved". Amias and is often added to lists like Unique Boy Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Amias or Amyas is a unique name with an attractive sound and feel and a lovely meaning. Though it might sound like a Biblical name, it is not, but is a surname that may be related to Amadeus or even be a male version of Amy--which would make it one of the few boys' names to be derived from a girls'.

The Amyas version became known via the hero of the mega-popular 1855 Charles Kingsley novel, Westward Ho!, Captain Sir Amyas Leigh.

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Famous People Named Amias

Amias Bampfylde, English parliamentarian
Amias Paulet, English diplomat and governor of Jersey
John Amias, 16th century English martyred priest

Pop Culture References for the name Amias

Amias, trade name for the prodrug candesartan cilexetil

Ameus, Amyas


virginiar21 Says:


i kinda like Amias for a girl

Fluffykitten101 Says:


All names have teasing potential, I guess :(

FantasyandPrayer Says:


I guess but personally I'd naturally shorten it to Amy, which would be fine for casual family use but other children might take issue with it- Amy is by nearly all standards a solely female name

Fluffykitten101 Says:


I wouldn't worry about teasing. Amias is pronounced 'uh-mee-us' or 'uh-meye-us', whereas Amy has a long a sound. :)

FantasyandPrayer Says:


I love it <3 just a bit worried girly nicknames Amy or Mia might make it unusable? I think Amy would be fine for a boy but I'd be worried about him being teased :/

indiefendi2 Says:


Amias and Amadeus are on my list. I love "love" names 💙

vintageluvs Says:


Love, love, love! Amias seems like an underused classic, friendlier and more sophiscated than Ames, and less of a stalwart like Amadeus (sorry to you Amadeus-lovers!). Completely unheard of where I live, making it seem unusual and almost vintage. The name just rolls off the tongue! I'm enjoying this name even more now!

faithnamer Says:


Interesting name and I like the meaning!