Amadeus (name)

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Amadeus is a theophoric given name derived from the Latin words ama – the imperative of the word amare (to love) – and deus (god). As a linguistic compound in the form of a phereoikos, it means "love god".

The best-known bearer of the name is the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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The German-language calque is "Gottlieb".

Borrowings include the female form, "Amadea", the French "Amédée" (male), the Spanish "Amadeo", the Italian "Amedeo", and "Amadis", the Polish "Amadeusz", the Slovenian "Amadej".

Similar Slavic names include "Bogomil" and "Bohumil" meaning "Dear to God". The Arabic "Habibullah" means "Beloved of God". The Greek name "Theophilos" means "friend of God".


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