"descendant of Moses"

Moss Origin and Meaning

The name Moss is a boy's name of English origin meaning "descendant of Moses".
This evocative green nature name, heard much more frequently as a surname, is associated with playwright Moss Hart (born Robert), who co-wrote (with George S. Kaufman) such enduring Broadway comedies as The Man Who Came to Dinner and You Can't Take it With You.

Never having made it onto the popularity list, Moss would make a distinctively fresh and attractive alternative to Ross.

Prominent bearers of Moss as a surname include British auto racer Stirling, supermodel Kate, and Elisabeth Moss, star of The Handmaid's Tale and Mad Men.

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Famous People Named Moss

  • Moss HartAmerican playwright
  • David Moss aka LasercornAmerican YouTuber and member of Smosh Games

Moss in Pop Culture

  • Maurice "Moss" Moss from British TV's "The IT Crowd"
  • Moss Goodmanfrom TV's "The Days and Nights of Molly Dodds"
  • Shaded Mosscharacter from the book series "Warriors" by Erin Hunter
  • Briar Mosscharacter in Tamora Pierce's "Circle of Magic" series

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