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What does Moshe mean?

Moshe Pronunciation of Moshe as a name for boys is of Hebrew derivation, and Moshe means "savior". Moshe is a Hebrew form of Moses (Hebrew).


ASSOCIATED WITH savior (defender)



ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA MOSES Mioshye, Mo, Moe, Moise, Moises, Mose, Mosheh, Mosiah, Mosie, Moss, Moyses, Mozes

(male) Mashe, ..

(female) Moah, ..

Moshe Atlas (M.A.), ..

How popular is Moshe?

Moshe is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#1005 out of 1220, Top 82%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#67936 out of 150436, Top 45%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Moshe was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its top position of #522 in the U.S. in 2013, and is presently at #535. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Moises (#462 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Moses (#499), Moe, Mose and Moss are the popular alternative forms of Moshe (#535). Other forms, like Mioshe, are uncommon. These forms of Moshe were favored as birth names 138 years ago (USAGE OF 0.1%) and are somewhat less conventional today (USAGE 0.1%, 29.7%), with forms such as Mose falling out of fashion. Moses has generally been popular among parents, though Moises is now ranked higher.

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

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

Similar Names

Moshe is alike in pronunciation to Miche. Other recommended sound-alike names are Ashe, Asshe, Mathe, Misha, Monte, Moore, More, Morse, Mosaed, Roche and Rothe. These names tend to be less frequently used than Moshe.

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