Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. ahm-ə-DAY-əs(English) ahm-ə-DEE-əs(English)  [key·IPA]

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.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesAmédée(French) Amedeo, Amadeo(Italian) Amadís, Amadis(Literature) Amadeusz(Polish) Amadeu(Portuguese) Amadej(Slovene) Amadeo(Spanish)


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   complex   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Austria: March 30
Croatia: March 30


Entry updated October 11, 2012