Gender Masculine & Feminine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈɑ.moʊs/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From Egyptian jꜥḥ-ms meaning "born of Iah" [1], derived from the name of the Egyptian god Iah combined with msj meaning "be born". This was the name of the first pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (16th century BC). He defeated the Hyksos and drove them from Egypt. It was also borne by others among Egyptian royalty from the same era, including several queens consort.

Related Names

VariantsAmosis, Iahmesu

People think this name is

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Head from a statue of pharaoh Ahmose IHead from a statue of pharaoh Ahmose I


Sources & References

  1. Ranke, Hermann. Die Ägyptischen Personennamen. J. J. Augustin, 1935, page 12.
Entry updated June 9, 2023