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A very cool and uncommon name! It is pronounced uh-MY-us.
-- Mommy2B  5/30/2006
I have heard this name pronounced am-EE-us.
-- Laurea  8/10/2006
In Agatha Christie's "Five Little Pigs" (a Hercule Poirot mystery), the victim's name is Amyas Crale. The television show "Poirot" used the story (and character names) for one episode.
-- Laurea  8/10/2006
Relating to the male name Amos - as the spelling of Amias is comparable - I would pronounce Amias "AY-mee-us".
-- LoQuiero  10/13/2007
Some authorities have explained this and Amyas as contractions of Amadeus; others hold it to be a Latinization of Esme.
-- Anonymous User  5/28/2009
This spelling seems more familiar to me because it's quite similar to Elias, which may be a good thing with such a rare name. Both Amias and Amyas are still unusual and a bit old fashioned, though not in a bad way at all. They also have a nice sound as long as the first A doesn't rhyme with day since that sounds a bit forced.
-- Anonymous User  3/1/2015
Amyas (Am-ee-us) is my favourite boy name I first heard in a TV adaptation of Hercule Poirots 'Five little pigs' yep, It's pronounced Am-ee-us. Not Am-eye-us! I've researched this...! Means beloved. Related words are Amour, Amiable. And the other great name, Amadeus.
-- Georgia Robson  3/23/2016

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