Moshe is a baby boy’s name of Hebrew origin that means “delivered from the water”. Moshe is a variant of the name Moses that is popular in Conservative and Orthodox Jewish communities. Moshe is a traditional version of the name that is related to names like Morris and Maurice.

Meaning of the name Moshe:

Hebrew: delivered from the water

Origin of the name Moshe:

Moshe is a baby boy’s name of Hebrew origin that means “delivered from the water”. It is the Hebrew version of the name Moses.

Symbolism of the name Moshe:

Moshe means “delivered from the water” and directly references the Hebrew Bible story of Moses who was placed in a basket in the river by his mother to be spared the massacre of newborns by Pharoh. Moses was found by Pharoh’s wife and raised as their son.

Style of the name Moshe:


Gender of the name Moshe:

Moshe is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Moshe:


Number of syllables in the name Moshe:


Emotion evoked from the name Moshe:

Moshe evokes feelings of spirituality and strength.

Alternative spellings for the name Moshe:

Moussa, Musa, Mosha

Nicknames for the name Moshe:

  • Moe
  • Mosh
  • Shaw

Popularity of the name Moshe:

According to the Social Security Administration, Moshe is a popular baby boy’s name. Moshe has been in the top 1000 baby names since 1973. It peaked at #517 in 2018.

Related names for the name Moshe:

Great middle names for the name Moshe and their meanings:

  • Ezekiel (God strengthens)
  • Isaiah (Salvation of the Lord)
  • Jeremiah (appointed by God)
  • Eleazar (God is my helper)
  • Mordecai (follower of Marduk)
  • Judah (praised)
  • Abraham (father of multitudes)
  • Eli (ascended, uplifted, high)

Famous people with the name Moshe:

  • Moshe Feinstein (Lithuanian Orthodox rabbi)
  • Moshe Safdie (Israeli-Canadian architect)
  • Moshe Chaim Luzzatto (Italian rabbi and kabbalist)
  • Moshe Sharett (2nd Prime Minister of Israel)
  • Moshe Katsav (8th President of Israel)

Moshe in popular culture:

  • Moshe the Beadle (literature, “Night” by Elie Wiesel)
  • Moshe (television, “October Faction”)
  • Moshe (television, “The Muppets” series)
  • Moshe Dayan (television, “The Simpsons”)
  • Moshe Launyx (media, “AmtGard”)