Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. AH-mos(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From Egyptian jꜥḥ-ms meaning "born of Iah", 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. He defeated the Hyksos and drove them from Egypt.

Related Names

VariantsAmosis, Iahmesu


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


Entry updated December 7, 2022