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What does Mo mean?

Mo Pronunciation of Mo [mo] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Mo) is of Latin and Hebrew derivation, and the meaning of the name Mo is "dark-skinned, Moorish; savior". Mo is a version of Morris (Latin): anglicization of Maurice. Mo is also a form of Moses (Hebrew).

ASSOCIATED WITH dark, savior (defender)



OTHER FORMS VIA MORRIS, MOSES Moise, Morey, Moris, Morry, Morse, Mose, Moshe, Mosie, Moss, Mozes

(male) Me, Mod, ..

(female) Met, Mil, ..

Mo Kyron (M.K.), ..

How popular is Mo?

Mo is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#12112 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Moe, Morris (#1548 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Mose, Moses (#471), Moshe (#552) and Moss are the popular varying forms of Mo (NOT IN TOP 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Mo was at its most widespread during 1900-1909 (USAGE OF 0.26%) and has become significantly diminished since (USAGE 0.07%, 75.2%), with forms like Moses becoming less trendy. Moshe is the most chic boy name among these. (2015 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Moe, Morris, Mose, Moses, Moshe, Moss in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mo and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Mo is pronounced similarly to Mayo. Other recommended names are Bo and Jo. These names tend to be more commonly used than Mo.

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