"delivered from the water"

Moses Origin and Meaning

The name Moses is both a boy's name and a girl's name meaning "delivered from the water".
Moses haas been a boys' name since the Biblical baby Moses was born in the bull rushes, but actress Moses Ingram put it in the lexicon for girls. Emmy-nominated for The Queen's Gambit, Ingram changed her name to Moses when she got to Yale Drama School. In 2020 there were nearly 600 baby boys named Moses and fewer than five baby girls in the US, but that can change as Ingram's profile rises. Soon Moses may feel as much a girls' name as Glenn, Cameron, and Drew mean now.