Name Moses Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Moses


Moses is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name Moses?

Moses is a biblical name of Egyptian origin. Moses was drawn out of the Nile by the daughter of the Egyptian pharaoh. He demanded the pharaoh release together with his brother Aaron. That was only done after God sent ten plagues upon Egypt. Moses led the people across the Red Sea and to Mount Sinai, where he received the Ten Commandments from God.

What does the name Moses mean?

Moses means “son” (from ancient Egyptian “msy” = son/child of or “mes” = to give birth). It is disproved that the name shall be derived from Hebrew “mashá/מָשָׁה‎” meaning “draw out (of the water)”.

Pronunciation of Moses

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Popularity of the name Moses

The name Moses is ranked #7202 overall.

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