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Meaning and name origin
Moss \m(o)-ss\ as a boy's name is of English origin, and the meaning of Moss is "saviour". Variant of Moses or possibly a place name for a mossy locale. Director and playwright Moss Hart.
For more information, see also related boy names Maurice and Morris.
Moss is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#353 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Moss and related names. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Maurice, Morris and Moses. (2015 statistics).
Moss is also pronounced similarly to Mays, Moise and Mose. Other suggested similar baby names are Joss, Maks, Moshe, Mosie and Ross. These names tend to be more commonly used than Moss.