Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Probably an Old Spanish form of Amadeus. In a medieval tale Amadis of Gaul was a heroic knight-errant and the lover of Oriana. The earliest extant version of the story, Amadís de Gaula, was written by Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo in 1508.

Related Names

VariantAmadís
Other Languages & CulturesAmédée(French) Amedeo, Amadeo(Italian) Amadeus(Late Roman) Amadeu(Portuguese) Amadej(Slovene) Amadeo(Spanish)
Same SpellingAmadís

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Entry added April 5, 2022