Moses (given name)

Moses or Moshe is a male given name, after the biblical figure Moses.

According to the Torah, the name "Moses" comes from the Hebrew verb meaning "to pull/draw out" [of water]. The infant Moses was given this name by Pharaoh's daughter after rescuing him from the Nile (Exodus 2:10). Some scholars have suggested that the name was derived from the Egyptian word for "son" rather than from Hebrew.

People with this name

Ancient times:

  • Moses, the reputed author of the Pentateuch and protagonist of Exodus


Early Modern to 18th c.:


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