Moses: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Moses
Origin of the name Moses:
From the Hebrew mōsheh (drawn out, drawn out of the water) and the Egyptian mes, mesu (son, child).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Comments and insights on the name Moses: | Edit
One person says: Possibly controversial to name your son Moses since he is such an important figure in Judaism.
Another person says: It's a name that is old and strong. It's rare and has a melodic sound to it. Lots of potential positive nick-names. Also some possible negative nick-names.
I don't know why more people don't name their sons Moses, like so many people name their sons Aaron. Moses was such a strong figure in the Bible, and Aaron was his brother. I think it's a great name of a great person, and I think more people should use it.
- Personal experiences with the name Moses: | Edit
There was a councelor at my summer camp named Moses.
- Nicknames for Moses: | Edit
Mo, Mose, Moss, Moesy, Mojo, Momo, Mozilla, Zissou
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- Famous real-life people named Moses: | Edit
• Moses de Leon (Spanish rabbi and alleged composer of the Zohar)
• Moses Ezekiel (American soldier and sculptor)
• Moses "Moe Howard" Horwitz (American comedian, Three Stooges)
• Moses Maimonides (Spanish rabbi and philosopher)
• Moses Malone (American basketball player)
• Moses Martin (Son of Coldplay singer/songwriter Chris Martin and actress Gwyneth Paltrow)
- Moses in song, story & screen: | Edit
Moses, biblical figure reputed to be the author of the Pentateuch and protagonist of Exodus.
"Moses", song by British band Coldplay.
"Moses Supposes" song in the musical "Singin' in the Rain."
Moses, animated character in the film "The Prince of Egypt."