Gender: Male Pronunciation: um-EYE-us or ah-mee-us Meaning of Amias: "loved" Origin of Amias: Latin Amias's Popularity in 2019: #819

Amias Origin and Meaning

The name Amias is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "loved".

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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Rank in US: #819

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Androu Says:


We have named our son Amias but we are choosing to pronounce it: uh-my-us

jackley Says:


I have twins and my son’s name is Amias. We call him My My. He’s only 3, so I’m sure this will evolve 😂 He loves his name and so do others. We get frequent compliments, which is nice!

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!