Moses (given name)

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Moses or Moshe is a male given name, after the biblical figure Moses.

According to the Torah, the name "Moses" comes from the Hebrew verb meaning "to pull/draw out" [of water]. The infant Moses was given this name by Pharaoh's daughter after rescuing him from the Nile (Exodus 2:10). Some scholars have suggested that the name was derived from the Egyptian word for "son" rather than from Hebrew.

Further information: Moses § Name

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Other[edit]

  • Moses (horse), a 19th-century British Thoroughbred
  • Moshe's, a chain of restaurants and cafés in Mumbai, India