Name: Amos

Origin and Meaning of the Name Amos

  • Meaning:
    Encumbered; burdened
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (AY mos); (AH mohs)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Amos)
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Miscellaneous Info for Amos

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Amos was minor prophet who condemned idol worship and pagan ritual and spurned spiritual reform in Isreal. An evil priest, Amaziah, accused him of treason to Jeraboam II due to his unwelcome message. Amos was a contemporary of Isaiah, Micah and Hosea.

    Amos is also widely found as a surname, although it began as a personal name.

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