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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 "savior". 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, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Moss and related names. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Moses (#487), Maurice (#583) and Morris. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

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.