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What does Moshe mean?

Moshe Pronunciation of Moshe [moshe] as a name for boys is of Hebrew derivation, and Moshe means "savior". Moshe is a Hebrew form of Moses (Hebrew).

Associated with: savior (defender).


Moshe has 1 variant: Mioshe.

12 more alternative forms via Moses: Mioshye, Mo, Moe, Moise, Moises, Mose, Mosheh, Mosiah, Mosie, Moss, Moyses and Mozes.

Creative forms:
(male) Mashe, Meshe, ..

(female) Moah, Moisha, ..

Middle name pairings:
Moshe Deacon (M.D.), ..

How popular is Moshe?

Moshe is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#1005 out of 1220, Top 82%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#67936 out of 150436, Top 45%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Moshe was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its top position of #522 in the U.S. in 2013, and is presently at #552. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Moses (#471 the previous year), Moises (#476), Moss, Mose and Moe are the popular alternative forms of Moshe (#552 the previous year). Other forms, like Mioshe, are uncommon. These forms of Moshe were favored as birth names 135 years ago (usage of 0.1%) and are somewhat less conventional today (usage 0.1%, 31.5%), with forms such as Mose falling out of fashion. Moses has generally been popular among parents, although Moises appears to be getting popular too.

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

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

Similar Names

Moshe is alike in pronunciation to Miche. Other recommended names are Ashe, Asshe, Mathe, Misha, Monte, Moore, More, Morse, Mosaed, Roche and Rothe. These names tend to be less frequently used than Moshe.

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