Given Name AHMOSE

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: AH-mos (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

From Egyptian Iah-ms meaning "born of Iah", derived from the name of the Egyptian god IAH combined with mesu "be born". This was the name of the first pharaoh of the 18th dynasty. He defeated the Hyksos and drove them from Egypt.
VARIANTS: Amosis, Iahmesu


Entry updated March 14, 2016