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Other FormsFormsMizelle, Mozell, Mozella, Myzel, Ozell, Ozella; Moselle, Mosella
Meaning & History
Popularly claimed to be a feminine form of Moses
, though it may have originated as an illiterate 19th-century variant of Marcella
; compare also Ozella
Mozelle could also be an Americanization of the river Moselle, which flows through France, Luxembourg, and Germany. In this instance, the French name of the river is derived (via Celtic) from the Latin Mosella
, "little Meuse." The Meuse is a much larger river flowing north from France through Belgium and the Netherlands.