Amos

Amos - A very unique male name



  Jan 22,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Amos, meaning carried by God, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #202. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Amos and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Amos? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Amos. The baby boy name Amos was given to 229 baby boys in 2012, ranking #802 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 7,166 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Amos peaked in popularity 108 years ago in 1911 on position 180.



Famous with this name

John Amos
Jack Amos
Hank Amos


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Amos is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Amos is currently topping the baby name charts in Pennsylvania at position #296 - and is the least popular in New York at position #1,441.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Amos is where you live.


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Amos origin and meaning

Amos is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means carried by God. To see famous people named Amos, pop culture references for the name Amos and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Amos

We've found the following names that sound similar to Amos, sorted by popularity.

Angus / Anish / Ansh / Anas / Aneesh / Amogh / Anuj / Aeneas / Ames / Anik /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012802
2011851
20101097
20091028
20081101
2007979
20061201
20051125
20041098
2003945
20021059
20011012
20001093
19991016
19981047
1997954
19961045
1995924
1994877
1993737
1992831
1991799
1990747
1989785
1988649
1987621
1986626
1985584
1984548
1983600
1982571
1981514
1980541
1979513
1978515
1977523
1976551
1975597
1974557
1973567
1972653
1971569
1970722
1969578
1968610
1967553
1966572
1965505
1964556
1963546
1962522
1961476
1960474
1959483
1958456
1957484
1956471
1955434
1954414
1953392
1952395
1951386
1950403
1949405
1948392
1947398
1946399
1945365
1944343
1943358
1942367
1941346
1940341
1939325
1938318
1937312
1936313
1935314
1934292
1933279
1932277
1931285
1930261
1929290
1928270
1927248
1926268
1925259
1924254
1923249
1922242
1921238
1920247
1919231
1918230
1917232
1916228
1915215
1914219
1913208
1912223
1911180
1910202

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Pennsylvania296
Kentucky316
Indiana344
Alabama469
South Carolina500
Missouri528
Iowa576
Tennessee601
Louisiana603
Washington629
Colorado652
Arizona749
Michigan767
Maryland844
Virginia850
North Carolina875
Illinois959
California1168
Florida1176
Ohio1184
Texas1184
Georgia1214
New York1441

Even more about Amos


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Amos a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Amos?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1911
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Amos
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 7,166
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +229

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