Amasa Origin and Meaning

The name Amasa is boy's name meaning "burden".
Amasa is a rare Biblical name borne by two figures. One is the son of Abigail and nephew of King David, who named him commander of the rebels. This Amasa met a tragic end when he was murdered by Joab. The other Biblical Amasa was one of the Children of Ephraim.

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Famous People Named Amasa

  • AmasaBiblical nephew of David
  • Amasaone of the heads of the children of Ephraim, son of Hadlai (2 Chr. 28:12)
  • (Amasa) Leland StanfordAmerican industrialist and governor of California
  • Amasa CobbU.S. Congressman from Wisconsin and Civil War officer
  • Amasa Coleman Leelawyer and politician, father of novelist Harper Lee and inspiration for her character Atticus Finch
  • Amasa WalkerU.S. Congressman from Massachusetts
  • Amasa NorcrossU.S. Congressman from Massachusetts
  • Amasa Mason LymanAmerican Mormon leader
  • Amasa DanaU.S. Congressman from New York
  • Amasa Junius ParkerU.S. Congressman and New York Supreme Court justice