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Gender: Female Meaning of Moa: "mother" Origin of Moa: Swedish

The name Moa is a girl's name of Swedish origin meaning "mother". Moa and is often added to lists like Vibrant Spring Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Harry Potter House Sorting Name Game".

From the experts:

Moa is among the Top 25 Swedish baby names but virtually unknown in the US. Might Moa be a substitute for Mia or Maya? An intriguing idea. There is a Swedish author named Moa Martinson.

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Famous People Named Moa

Moa Martinson (born Helga Maria Swarts), Swedish novelist
Moa Kikuchi, Japanese singer of kawaii-metal band Babymetal
Moa Arimoto, Japanese actress
Moa Lignell, Swedish singer

Pop Culture References for the name Moa

Moa, mentioned in the Alexander Rybak song "Oah"
Dreng and Moa, prehistoric couple in Johannes V. Jensen's series "The Long Journey" (corresponding to Adam and Eve)
Moa, extinct native New Zealand bird, meaning "Chicken" in Maori
Swedish pronunciation: MOO-ah