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What does Mosiah mean?

Mosiah Pronunciation of Mosiah [mosi-ah] as a name for boys is of Hebrew derivation, and the meaning of the name Mosiah is "savior". Mosiah is a variant form of Moses (Hebrew).

Associated with: savior (defender).


Mosiah has 1 variant: Mosie.

5 more alternative forms via Moses: Moise, Mose, Moshe, Mosheh and Moss.

Creative forms:
(male) Misiah, Mosia, ..

(female) Mosha, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mosiah Tevin (M.T.), ..

How popular is Mosiah?

Mosiah is a rare given name for males. Mosiah is a rare last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Mosiah (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 are Moses (#471 a year ago), Moshe (#552), Moss and Mose. Usage of these relations of Mosiah was common among parents 135 years ago (median #1090) and is now significantly diminished (#1255, down 55.3%). Moses has generally been the top pick of parents, although Moshe seems to be gaining favor too, while forms such as Mose have lost favor. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Abiah, Aviah, Azriah, Isaiah, Isiah, Issiah, Izaiah, Iziah, Jediah, Jeriah, Jesiah, Jonah, Joshuah, Josia, Josiah, Josias, Joziah, Manoah, Matias, Meshach, Micah, Midian, Misha, Mishal, Moab, Mochan, Mohican, Montae, Montay, Moray, Morgan, Mori, Morice, Moricz, Moriel, Morino, Morio, Moris, Moritz, Moriz, Mosaed, Mostyn, Mycah, Noah, Tobiah, Toviah, Tovyah, Ukiah, Uriah, Uziah, Uzziah and Zariah. These names tend to be more frequently used than Mosiah.

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