Infographic of Moses name meaning, which is “He who has been drawn from the water,” on the basis of the Hebrew mosho (to draw), in allusion to the Biblical Moses who was rescued from the water by Pharaoh’s daughter.
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Moses Name Popularity

How popular is the name Moses? Here’s everything we know.

  • In 2018 Moses was the 497th most popular boys name, representing 0.0379% of boy births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Moses has been the 566th most popular boys name, representing 0.0214% of boy births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 182 115 0.0327%
1911 211 95 0.0255%
1912 234 176 0.0349%
1913 257 177 0.0312%
1914 269 221 0.0317%
1915 296 249 0.0274%
1916 281 292 0.0302%
1917 288 292 0.0292%
1918 295 310 0.0289%
1919 291 314 0.03%
1920 289 342 0.0308%
1921 287 348 0.0304%
1922 289 344 0.0309%
1923 287 344 0.0307%
1924 301 328 0.0282%
1925 316 295 0.0261%
1926 310 299 0.0272%
1927 318 286 0.0258%
1928 313 283 0.0264%
1929 312 273 0.0264%
1930 318 255 0.0244%
1931 314 260 0.0263%
1932 326 247 0.025%
1933 314 253 0.0272%
1934 324 244 0.0252%
1935 348 207 0.0213%
1936 361 187 0.0194%
1937 330 231 0.0234%
1938 342 224 0.0219%
1939 357 209 0.0205%
1940 336 243 0.0229%
1941 341 251 0.0223%
1942 359 245 0.0194%
1943 351 263 0.0201%
1944 352 244 0.0197%
1945 395 194 0.0159%
1946 402 213 0.0144%
1947 403 250 0.015%
1948 376 287 0.018%
1949 395 249 0.0155%
1950 384 264 0.0164%
1951 382 277 0.0163%
1952 400 252 0.0144%
1953 427 235 0.0133%
1954 441 228 0.0125%
1955 449 233 0.0127%
1956 459 224 0.0119%
1957 464 231 0.012%
1958 460 246 0.013%
1959 474 234 0.0123%
1960 456 261 0.0138%
1961 499 214 0.0113%
1962 504 207 0.0113%
1963 540 175 0.0097%
1964 578 140 0.008%
1965 506 189 0.0116%
1966 587 114 0.0073%
1967 583 123 0.0081%
1968 578 127 0.0085%
1969 562 150 0.0097%
1970 574 150 0.0094%
1971 588 147 0.0098%
1972 561 154 0.0113%
1973 497 202 0.0156%
1974 472 237 0.0182%
1975 429 292 0.0227%
1976 443 260 0.0202%
1977 455 267 0.0198%
1978 458 259 0.0193%
1979 414 328 0.0233%
1980 456 296 0.0202%
1981 439 314 0.0214%
1982 459 304 0.0203%
1983 450 301 0.0204%
1984 468 276 0.0186%
1985 499 262 0.0173%
1986 542 222 0.0147%
1987 515 257 0.0168%
1988 542 242 0.0155%
1989 552 264 0.0164%
1990 591 244 0.0147%
1991 572 270 0.0166%
1992 573 273 0.0171%
1993 545 309 0.0198%
1994 559 297 0.0194%
1995 590 260 0.0173%
1996 535 312 0.0208%
1997 536 328 0.0222%
1998 521 360 0.0241%
1999 485 418 0.0279%
2000 471 459 0.03%
2001 454 489 0.0325%
2002 476 449 0.03%
2003 497 452 0.0297%
2004 511 438 0.0287%
2005 530 422 0.0276%
2006 451 563 0.036%
2007 458 568 0.036%
2008 492 520 0.0336%
2009 498 504 0.0337%
2010 512 464 0.0322%
2011 508 469 0.0329%
2012 550 427 0.03%
2013 468 549 0.0386%
2014 483 540 0.0371%
2015 470 591 0.0406%
2016 462 616 0.0427%
2017 466 588 0.0421%
2018 497 521 0.0379%

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What names are diminutives of Moses?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Moses sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Moses, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Mo

Saviour

Hebrew

Mose

Saviour

Hebrew

#2,798 (0.0004%)  

What names are variants of Moses?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Moses.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Mioshe

Saviour

Hebrew

Mioshye

Saviour

Hebrew

Mo

Saviour

Hebrew

Moe

To love; God's helmet; saviour

Latin

Moise

Saviour

Hebrew

Moises

Saviour

Hebrew

#461 (0.0427%)  
Mose

Saviour

Hebrew

#2,798 (0.0004%)  
Moshe

Saviour

Hebrew

#516 (0.0356%)  
Mosheh

Saviour

Hebrew

Mosiah

Saviour

Hebrew

#2,598 (0.0004%)  
Mosie

Saviour

Hebrew

Moss

Saviour

English

Moyses

Saviour

Hebrew

Mozes

Saviour

Hebrew


What names sound like Moses?

If you like how Moses sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Moses.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Masos

Happiness

Hebrew


Lists With Moses

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Siblings of Moses

Mamas with kids named Moses also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Eliana

My God has answered

Hebrew

#84 (0.2449%)  

4 Comments

  1. My husband and I have always loved the “Song of Moses” by Aaron Keyes or Housefires. We already have 2 older children with M names and our third was a total surprise! So we knew we wanted to stick with another M name. Around the time he was due, our children were learning about Moses in Sunday school and bringing home pictures of baby Moses in a basket. Our 4 year old daughter one day said, I love the name Moses. And it hit me. I never liked it at first but it started to grow on me. Before we knew the gender, (I thought he was a girl)… I had some maternity pictures by a river and as I was standing there I just knew the baby was a boy and a mewithoutYou song came into my head… the lyrics go like this: “little Moses drifts downstream in the Nile“… as I was standing next to the river, I imagined baby Moses in the Nile and I just knew God gave me that name. We found out the next day he was a boy and I was sold! We believe Moses will be a warrior. A leader. And we are so honored God gave us another baby!

    • I forgot to add that Moses was a water birth! I wanted a water birth with my 2 older kids but it didn’t work out. When Moses came out of the water I just knew his name was fitting! Moses means “delivered from the water” and that’s what he was!!

  2. It is my husband’s grandfather and fathers names. We like having a family name for our first born son. Moses is a strong, masculine name and we liked that it wasn’t a popular name.

  3. We choose our names by either meaning or legacy. We chose Moses because of the Biblical man who was not perfect, flawed, but powerfully used by God in spite of and sometimes because of those faults.


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