When studying up on the Borg in late 2373, Captain Janeway researched Captains Amasov's and Jean-Luc Picard's logs of encounters with them. (VOY: "Scorpion")
As evidenced by the first draft script of "Scorpion", this character was originally named "Amasova". He was named for Isaac Asimov, famous 20th century science-fiction writer, cybernetics supporter, and friend of Gene Roddenberry.
The RPG book Starships gives him the first name Joseph.