Moses (given name)

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Moses (Greek: Μωϋσῆς),[NB 1] Moishe (Yiddish: משה‎),[NB 2] or Moshe (Hebrew: משה‎),[NB 3] 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 out/draw out" [of water], and the infant Moses was given this name by Pharaoh's daughter after rescuing him from the Nile (Exodus 2:10)[1]

People with this name[edit]

Ancient times:


Early modern to 18th century:


Fictional characters[edit]



  • Moshe's, a chain of restaurants and cafés in Mumbai, India
  • Moishe's, a steakhouse and supermarket food product brand from Montreal, Canada


  1. ^ from Latin and Greek
  2. ^ from Yiddish
  3. ^ from Modern Hebrew


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