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

Amias or Amyas is an obscure 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.

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

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