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Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 10/9/2015
Variant form of Άμωσις (Amosis), which is the hellenized form of the ancient Egyptian name IaH-ms or I'h-ms meaning "son of Iah". It is composed of the name of the Egyptian god Iah combined with the word mes "son" or mesu "be born". Also see Ahmose, which is the anglicized form of the aforementioned name Amosis.A well-known bearer of this name was Amasis II, an Egyptian pharaoh from the 6th century BC.