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What does Moss mean?

Moss Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: savior (defender).

Variations

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

Creative forms:
(male) Mass, Mossi, ..

(female) Moda, Mozie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Moss Leandro (M.L.), ..

How 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. Demographics)

Moss entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its highest rank of #1842 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Moss name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Moss listed in the Top 2000 are Maurice (#621 via latest list), Moe, Moises (#476), Morris (#1548), Mose, Moses (#471) and Moshe (#552). Adoption of these relations of Moss was at its most widespread in the 1910s (average #987) and has become significantly diminished since (#1208, down 71.1%), with versions such as Morris becoming less in vogue. Moises and Moshe are two of the more contemporarily stylish birth names in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Moss, Maurice, Moe, Moises, Morris in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Moss is alike in pronunciation to Mace, Mayes and Mays. Other suggested similar names are Amoss, Cass, Guss, Jess, Joss, Kass, Mads, Maks, Mars, Masos, Mats, Moab, More, Mori, Moris, Morse, Mort, Ross and Russ. These names tend to be more frequently used than Moss.

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