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2/12/2007, 1:03 AM Mike C earliest recorded revision

Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. ahm-ə-DAY-əs(English)
ahm-ə-DEE-əs(English)

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.