Its source is a Latin expression meaning "God's love."
This boy's name is used in Italian and Spanish.
This name most often brings to mind the brilliant composer and virtuoso Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). The influence of the 1984 film Amadeus, based on a Broadway play by Peter Shaffer, did a great deal to establish this association.
The film was a monumental success, winning eight Academy Awards. Its focus on the composer's middle name, a Latin translation of the German name Gottlieb, suggests by its meaning the divine inspiration of Mozart's unmatched achievements.