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Amyas is a surname and male forename thought to be derived either from the Latin verb amare or the French city of Amiens.


In literature[edit]

  • Amyas Burdett, architect and love interest in Call Dr. Margaret by Ray Dorien
  • Amyas Crale, artist and victim of murder in Agatha Christie's crime-novel Five Little Pigs AKA Murder in Retrospect
  • Amyas Leigh, protagonist in Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley
  • Amyas le Poulet, nicknamed Clarence, character in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain