Amias is a variant spelling of Amyas which derives from Latin amicus meaning “friend, friendly; amicable” via root word amō (to love) which ultimately derives from a PIE root word, and from which the word amicable comes from.

Amias is also a surname originating from the given name.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

Meaning: “friend, friendly; amicable”

Usage: English

Pronunciation: a-mye-es (Forvo)


  • Amyas (English)
  • Amis (Medieval English, Medieval French)
  • Ames (English)
  • Amys (Old English)
  • Amicus (Ancient Roman

Female forms:

  • Amice (Medieval English)
  • Amica (Ancient Roman)
  • Amity (English)