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Moses Malone was one of the greatest NBA basketball players of all time. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001.
breakofday  12/17/2005
Moses means Baby drawn out of the Water. In the book of Genesis, Pharaoh's wife finds a baby in a basket in the water, she adopts him and names him Moses. He led the Isrealites across the Red Sea. This is a very Biblical name!
Miamaya  3/3/2006
Moses was adopted by the daughter of Pharoah not his wife.
― Anonymous User  1/13/2007
Moses is Woody Allen's oldest child.
― Anonymous User  3/5/2006
Gwyneth Palthrow and Chris Martin have one son, Moses Bruce Anthony Martin, born on 8th April 2006 in New York City at 9 am.
Maggie_Simpson  11/5/2006
This is such a cute name! I would love to name a boy Moses!
elysa  3/14/2007
This is a lovely name to call your son!
Luangi  4/30/2007
Not that I'm anti-Semitic, but it doesn't sound like a good name for a human. It would however, make a good name for a big cat. :)
― Anonymous User  6/18/2007
LOL. Yeah, I suppose any cat would rather be drawn out of water than thrown in. What the cat was doing in the water in the first place I don't know. ;)
Atarah Derek  7/11/2007
In Ancient Egyptian, it translates as "he is born".
Lizdebiz  9/9/2007
I'm not big on Biblical names, but this one doesn't sound as pompous and foreign as all those ludicrous -iah names. Plus, the name can be shortened to Moe. It sounds okay on dark-haired, preferably Jewish guys, but Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have a blond son named Moses, and that's ridiculous.
― Anonymous User  4/30/2008
I disagree with this comment. There are plenty of Jews with blond hair (despite what a lot of people believe). I do agree that it best suits Jewish guys, though. This name isn't really my style; it's just okay.
bananarama  4/8/2010
Gwyneth is in fact Jewish and raise her children under that religion.
555jazzy  7/21/2012
I like this name.

In regards to the above poster, it's ridiculous to say a name needs to be restricted to people with a certain hair color.
Alaric  4/4/2009
I like this name a lot. Moses was always one of my favorite Biblical characters, and the name has a nice sound. Something I have noticed is that this name seems to have been much more popular among non-white people, especially in the 19th century with African-Americans. I can see how it would have had a more symbolic meaning then, as Moses led his people out of slavery.
britto08  11/23/2009
BtN doesn't seem to understand the richness and complexity of ancient languages, particularly Hebrew. Why can't the name Moses mean "son," "deliver," and "drawn"? All of these meanings are perfect for him. He was the son of a Levite and the son of Pharaoh's daughter. He was the deliverer. And he was drawn from the water and drawn to the God of his ancestors to become the deliverer. It seems to me that every meaning behind his name is completely accurate and appropriate. The Biblical etymology is not "invented."
Anyway, Moses comes from the Hebrew mashah, which means "to draw." This is probably an Egyptian verb, given its relationship to an Egyptian name. Hebrew is primarily a Chaldean-Phoenician hybrid, but it has some Egyptian influences (possibly including the name Aaron).
Atarah Derek  5/18/2010
Saint Moses the Ethiopian, who was an ascetic Christian monk and priest in Egypt during the fourth century.
Apostle  9/10/2010
This name just reminds me of a poem I read once: "Moses supposes his toeses are roses, but Moses supposes erroneously. For nobody's toeses are posies of roses as Moses supposes his toeses to be."
IYV  10/15/2010
In theory, Moses is a good name, so I will not fulminate about it too much. The pronunciation, though... Moses has such an unappealing, unattractive sound. Over the years I have met a few with the name, and it hasn't seemed to genuinely "fit" them. When one thinks of Moses as a name, you think of the Bible (which is fine, but in this case it is so strong that I feel it almost detaches and separates Moses; it isn't "just a name," it is only "Moses from the Bible").
Francesca  10/15/2013
I hate this Anglicized version of the name. Moses sounds like "nose" and reminds me of an old man with a big nose (and Moses being a major figure in Judaism, this reinforces the stereotype of Jews having big noses).

I prefer the Hebrew Mosheh or the Spanish Moisés. Why must the English language butcher a lot of Biblical names?
― Anonymous User  5/13/2014
My grandfather's name was Moses, but in Spanish, 'Moises'. I now regret not giving at least one of my son's that name as a middle name. It's a BIG name, so historical... almost kingly. It's not common at all and very interesting.

The nickname my grandfather used was Moy. My grandmother called him Moy till the day my Tata died. Blessings to all the Moses/Moises born from this point on because your mom's were researching your name.
― Anonymous User  11/4/2015
Moses is a given name origin as Moshe, in the origin language Hebrew the name is:
משה - מֹשֶׁה
When you read the name the opposite direction you get the name of god
השם (השמ)
dorz5  2/1/2017
I do enjoy this website, but it quite clearly appears to have an antipathy to the inerrant and infallible word of God. The meaning provided in Scripture is correct, as it is Scripture. It is not an "invented etymology". Do not call the LORD God Almighty a liar.
― Anonymous User  6/16/2017

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