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).
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.