Amos Name Meaning

Jewish: from the Hebrew personal name Amos, of uncertain origin, in some traditions connected with the Hebrew verb amos ‘to carry’, and assigned the meaning ‘borne by God’. This was the name of a Biblical prophet of the 8th century bc, whose oracles are recorded in the Book of Amos. This was one of the Biblical names taken up by Puritans and Nonconformists in the 16th–17th centuries, too late to have had much influence on surname formation, except in Wales. English: variant of Amis, assimilated in spelling to the Biblical name. It occurs chiefly in southeastern England.

List of People with Surname Amos

According to our database, there are a total of 3,393 people with the surname Amos. Among these people surnamed Amos, there are about 242 unique names, with an average of 14 people who have the same name. Larry Amos, Christopher Amos and Helen Amos are the top three most popular names from the list of people surnamed Amos, with 106, 100 and 72 people respectively.

Moreover, we found that California has the largest number of people surnamed Amos, with a total of 289 people, and there are a total of 120 unique names among these people. Texas is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Amos, with a total of 253 people and an average of 117 unique names.