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What does Moe mean?

Moe Pronunciation of Moe [moe] as a name for boys is a Latin and Hebrew name, and the name Moe means "to love; God's helmet; dark-skinned, Moorish; savior". Moe is an alternate form of Elmo (Latin, Greek, Italian). Moe is also a variation of Morris (Latin): anglicization of Maurice. Moe is also used as a variation of Moses (Hebrew).

Associated with: helmet (defender), dark.


Moe has 1 variant: Mo.

17 more alternative forms via Elmo, Morris, Moses: Mioshe, Moise, Moises, Morey, Morice, Moris, Morrey, Morrie, Morry, Morse, Mose, Moshe, Mosheh, Mosie, Moss, Moyses and Mozes.

Creative forms:
(male) Mee, Mie, ..

(female) Mah, Moah, ..

Middle name pairings:
Moe Kenton (M.K.), ..

How popular is Moe?

Moe is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#3094 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Moe reached its peak rank of #973 in the U.S. during 1900-1909, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Moe name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Moe outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Moses (#471 in recent rankings), Moises (#476), Moshe (#552), Morris (#1548), Moss, Elmo and Mose are the popular variation forms of Moe ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Moe were favored as birth names in the 1900s (average #929) and are now significantly less conventional (#1380, 67% less usage), with forms such as Morris becoming somewhat outmoded. Moshe and Moises are two of the more trendy baby names here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Moe, Elmo, Moises, Morris, Mose in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Moe is pronounced similarly to Mayo. Other recommended names are Boe, Coe, Joe, More, Noe and Roe. These names tend to be more commonly used than Moe.

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