What does Moses mean?
Also possibly (Hebrew) "drawn out of the water". Biblical: name of the Hebrew infant pulled out of the River Nile and adopted by the Egyptian Pharoah's daughter. Moses later became the great leader of the exiled Israelites. Moses ben Maimon (12th century), also known as Maimonides, was a Jewish scholar born in Moorish Spain. He was the court physician of Saladin, the Sultan of Egypt, and was famous for his writings (in both Hebrew and Arabic) on logic, mathematics, medicine, law and Jewish theology. The name Moses was adopted by the Puritans in the 17th century, and is popular in Jewish families. Israeli defense minister Moshe Dayan.
Moses has 1 feminine form: Moselle.Kreatif forms: Meses, Mises, Mosescio. [more]
How popular is Moses?
Moses is a very popular first name for males (#472 out of 1220, Top 39%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#858 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Moses for boys. Moses reached its top rank of #159 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is presently at #487. (Top Birth Names, 2014)
Prominent alternative forms of Moses (#487 in 2014) are Moe, Moises (#460 in 2014), Mose and Moshe (#557). Usage of these relations of Moses was well-received among parents during 1880-1889 (average #672) and is almost as conventional today (#700, ▼8.7%), but with the forms Mose and Moses becoming less trendy. Moses has been the most prevalent, although Moshe seems to be getting popular too.
Moses▼ is alike in pronunciation to Masos. Other recommended similar baby names are Jones▼, Mayes, Miles▲, Montes, More, Morey, Moris, Morse, Mosaed and Myles▲. These names tend to be less commonly used than Moses.