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pinWhat does Moss mean?

Moss /moss/ as a boys' name is of English origin, and the meaning of Moss is "savior". Variant of Moses or possibly a place name for a mossy locale. Director and playwright Moss Hart.

Related boy names: Maurice and Morris.


Moss has 13 related forms via Moses: Mioshe, Mioshye, Mo, Moe, Moise, Moises, Mose, Moshe, Mosheh, Mosiah, Mosie, Moyses and Mozes.

Kreatif forms: Mamoss, Mossle, Mossma. [more]

pinHow popular is Moss?

Moss is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#389 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Prominent varying forms of Moss (unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 are Maurice (#583 2 years ago), Moe, Moises (#460), Morris, Mose, Moses (#487) and Moshe (#557). Usage of these relations of Moss was at its most widespread during 1880-1889 (average #522) and is somewhat less today (#726, down 42.8%), with the versions Maurice, Morris, Mose and Moses becoming less in vogue. Maurice has historically been a favorite of parents, though Moises is currently higher in the list. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Moss and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maurice, Moe, Moises, Morris, Mose in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Moses, Moshe in U.S.

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

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Moss is alike in pronunciation to Mays. Other suggested similar baby names are Joss, Maks and Ross. These names tend to be more frequently used than Moss.