The name Moses is a boy's name of Egyptian origin meaning "delivered from the water". Moses is ranked #499 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding then Eliminating - Boys Themed".
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Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's choice of this white-bearded Old Testament name helped bring it into the modern age, along with brethren Elijah, Isaiah and Isaac. User-friendly nicknames include Moe and Mose.
The biblical story of Moses is, of course, one of the most familiar from the Old Testament -- Moses being found as a baby in the bulrushes, growing up to lead the Israelites out of Egyptian bondage and into the Promised Land, then bringing down the Ten Commandments from Mount Sinai.
Moshe, as in Israeli statesman Dayan, is the Yiddish form of the name. In Spanish, it is Moises.
A namesake from the world of sports is NBA Hall of Famer Moses Malone. Mose Allison, meanwhile, is a jazz blues pianist and singer.
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