🔼The name Amoz: Summary
- From the verb אמץ ('ames), to be or become strong.
🔼The name Amoz in the Bible
There's only one man in the Bible with the name Amoz. He is the father of Isaiah the prophet and is mentioned about a dozen times, only in that capacity (2 Kings 19:2, 2 Chronicles 26:22, Isaiah 1:1).
🔼Etymology of the name Amoz
The name Amoz is identical to the adjective אמוץ ('amos), from the verb אמץ ('ames), meaning to be or become strong:
The verb אמץ ('ames) means to be or become strong. Nouns אמץ ('omes), אמצה ('amsa) and מאמץ (ma'amasa) mean strength or power. Adjectives אמוץ ('amos) and אמיץ ('ammis) mean strong or mighty.
For a meaning of the name Amoz, both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names read Strong. BDB Theological Dictionary doesn't translate the name Amoz but does equate it with the adjective meaning strong.