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Amos

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Amos

"Amos" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Burdened, laden". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An Old Testament book telling Amos's prophecies
  2. A Hebrew shepherd and minor prophet
Wiktionary

Possibly from Hebrew עמוס (amos, “to carry; a burden”).

  1. A male given name.
  2. A book of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
  3. A prophet, author of the book of Amos.
  4. A town in Quebec

Amos was also found in the following language(s): Faroese, German, and Italian

Notable Persons Named Amos

His career lasted from 1947 to 1991. Danny was given the name Amos Muzyad Yakhoob Kairouz on January 6th, 1912 in Deerfield, Michigan, U.S. Danny is also known as Amos Jacobs. He breathed his last breath on February 6th, 1991.

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Pang was given the name Amos Yee Pang Sang on October 31st, 1998. Pang is also known as 余澎杉.

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Amos Tversky was a scientist in the fields of cognitive psychology and behavioral economics. Amos was born on March 16th, 1937 in Haifa. He passed away on June 2nd, 1996.

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Amos was a saint. He holds the title Prophet. Amos was born in Tuqu'. He died in 745.

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Amos Lee is a soul music and folk music musician. He was most active from 2004 to present. Amos was given the name Ryan Anthony Massaro on June 20th, 1977.

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Amos Oz is a writer, novelist, and journalist. Amos was given the name Amos Klausner on May 4th, 1939 in Jerusalem.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Amos

Tori Amos is an alternative rock, piano rock, baroque pop, electronica, and classical music musician. She plays vocals, Piano, Harpsichord, Clavichord, Hammond organ, Pump organ, Clavinet, Bösendorfer, Rhodes piano, Wurlitzer, and Kurzweil Music Systems. She has been prominent since 1979. Tori was given the name Myra Ellen Amos on August 22nd, 1963 in Newton, North Carolina, U.S.

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John Amos is an actor. He has been prominent since 1970. John was given the name John A. Amos, Jr. on December 27th, 1939 in Newark, New Jersey, U.S.

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Amos was a saint. He holds the title Prophet. Amos was born in Tuqu'. He died in 745.

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Wally was given the name Wallace Amos, Jr. on July 1st, 1936 in Tallahassee, Florida.

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Stephen K. Amos is an observational comedy and political satire comedian. Stephen was born Stephen K. Amos on November 28th, 1967 in London.

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James Amos is a military person. His military service ended in 1972. James was born on November 12th, 1946 in Wendell, Idaho.

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How popular is the baby name Amos in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 128 0 128
1881 102 0 102
1882 134 0 134
1883 113 0 113
1884 137 0 137
1885 114 0 114
1886 121 0 121
1887 104 0 104
1888 94 0 94
1889 114 0 114
1890 114 0 114
1891 104 0 104
1892 117 0 117
1893 105 0 105
1894 108 0 108
1895 96 0 96
1896 110 0 110
1897 94 0 94
1898 96 0 96
1899 79 0 79
1900 125 0 125
1901 83 0 83
1902 95 0 95
1903 83 0 83
1904 96 0 96
1905 102 0 102
1906 118 0 118
1907 125 0 125
1908 119 0 119
1909 116 0 116
1910 124 0 124
1911 168 0 168
1912 243 0 243
1913 312 0 312
1914 367 0 367
1915 474 0 474
1916 478 0 478
1917 462 0 462
1918 523 0 523
1919 523 0 523
1920 498 5 493
1921 551 5 546
1922 558 0 558
1923 506 0 506
1924 506 0 506
1925 489 0 489
1926 459 5 454
1927 534 12 522
1928 444 5 439
1929 377 0 377
1930 461 0 461
1931 366 0 366
1932 379 0 379
1933 345 0 345
1934 339 0 339
1935 301 0 301
1936 297 5 292
1937 287 0 287
1938 297 0 297
1939 277 0 277
1940 283 5 278
1941 278 0 278
1942 267 0 267
1943 279 0 279
1944 283 0 283
1945 263 0 263
1946 250 0 250
1947 305 0 305
1948 290 0 290
1949 275 0 275
1950 287 0 287
1951 294 0 294
1952 306 0 306
1953 316 6 310
1954 286 5 281
1955 291 5 286
1956 251 0 251
1957 251 0 251
1958 284 0 284
1959 260 0 260
1960 261 0 261
1961 256 0 256
1962 230 0 230
1963 209 0 209
1964 201 0 201
1965 225 0 225
1966 179 0 179
1967 189 0 189
1968 154 0 154
1969 188 6 182
1970 148 0 148
1971 208 0 208
1972 157 0 157
1973 206 0 206
1974 222 0 222
1975 204 0 204
1976 215 0 215
1977 252 0 252
1978 260 0 260
1979 281 0 281
1980 262 0 262
1981 271 0 271
1982 244 0 244
1983 227 0 227
1984 257 0 257
1985 232 0 232
1986 210 0 210
1987 213 0 213
1988 224 0 224
1989 178 0 178
1990 203 0 203
1991 196 0 196
1992 187 0 187
1993 212 0 212
1994 174 0 174
1995 163 0 163
1996 139 0 139
1997 158 0 158
1998 145 0 145
1999 150 0 150
2000 163 0 163
2001 158 0 158
2002 163 0 163
2003 165 0 165
2004 165 0 165
2005 162 0 162
2006 150 0 150
2007 204 0 204
2008 178 0 178
2009 199 0 199
2010 177 0 177
2011 245 0 245
2012 276 0 276
2013 292 0 292
2014 363 0 363
2015 336 0 336
2016 373 0 373

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Popularity of Amos as a first name

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Popularity of Amos as a last name

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Common last names for Amos

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Jackson
  • Davis
  • Taylor
  • Moore
  • White
  • Wilson
  • Harris
  • Thomas
  • Walker
  • Green
  • Thompson
  • Anderson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Amos U.S.
  White 62.61% 64.26%
  African American 29.30% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.89% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.07% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.38% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.74% 16.26%

Of Last Name Amos

People with the last name Amos are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Amos

  • How Popular is the name Amos? Amos is the 1,290th most popular name of all time. As a last name Amos was the 1,517th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Amos have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 32,849 babies born with the first name Amos in the United States. That's more than enough people named Amos to occupy the country of San Marino with an estimated population of 32,312 (as of March 31, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Amos? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 128 new born babies.
  • When was Amos first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Amos is Tuesday, April 16th, 1822.
  • What year had the most people named Amos born? The highest recorded use of the first name Amos was in 1922 with a total of 558 babies.
  • Random Amos Factoid: According to the 1919 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Amos ranks 91st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, 21 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 1919.
  • Weird things about the name Amos: Your name in reverse order is Soma. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Saom. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Amos? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 23,621 people with the last name Amos.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Amos? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Amos as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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