Given Name AMADEUS

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Late Roman
PRONOUNCED: ahm-ə-DAY-əs (English), ahm-ə-DEE-əs (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Means "love of God", derived from Latin amare "to love" and Deus "God". A famous bearer was the Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), who was actually born Wolfgang Theophilus Mozart but preferred the Latin translation of his Greek middle name. This name was also assumed as a middle name by the German novelist E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776-1822), who took it in honour of Mozart.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Amédée (French), Amedeo, Amadeo (Italian), Amadej (Slovene)


authors, composers, love, musicians, saints
Entry updated October 11, 2012