The name Moss is a boy's name of English origin meaning "descendant of Moses". Moss and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Which would you choose?".
From the experts:
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, best known as Peggy Olson on Mad Men.
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