This name derives from the Latin “ămo > amatus”, meaning “love, beloved, being in love”. The meaning is linked to "love for God" and "one who loves (God)", and is very likely a reference to the love of God and his creation, according to logic typical of ancient onomastics of a religious nature and strongly Christian. Amatus of Nusco (Italian: Amato di Nusco ~1003–1093) was the first bishop of Nusco in Irpinia, southern Italy. He died probably on 30 September 1093. Numerous miracles were reported at the site of his tomb and his cult developed to the point where he became recognized as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church, celebrated in the Roman martyrology on September 30.