What does Moss mean?
Moss /moss/ [1 syll.] 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.
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. Census)
Prominent varying forms of Moss (unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 are Maurice (#583 a year ago), Moe, Moises (#460), Morris, Mose, Moses (#487) and Moshe (#557). Usage of these boy names was at its most widespread during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4777%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.2733%, down 42.8%), with the versions Maurice, Morris, Mose and Moses becoming less in vogue. Moises (#460) and Moshe (#557) are two of the more contemporarily stylish birth names in this list. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Moss and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)