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Meaning and name origin

Moses \m(o)-ses\ as a boy's name is pronounced MOH-ziz. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Moses is "saviour". 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 15 variant forms: Mioshe, Mioshye, Mo, Moe, Moise, Moises, Mose, Moshe, Mosheh, Mosiah, Mosie, Mosie, Moss, Moyses and Mozes.

There is 1 feminine form of Moses: Moselle.

Moses is also pronounced similarly to Masos.


Moses is a very popular first name for males (#472 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#620 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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