Musa is a popular name throughout the Middle East. It is becoming better known in America too, however, and is currently a top 800 name option. If you want a play on a Biblical name for your child, consider Musa.

Meaning of the name Musa:

Arabic: delivered from the water
Turkish: delivered from the water
Persian: delivered from the water

Origin of the name Musa:

The baby name Musa is a form of Moses in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish cultures. Moses comes from the Hebrew name Mosheh, which comes from the Hebrew word “mashah.” Moses was a character in the Old Testament who helped to free the Israeli people from the Egyptians.

Symbolism of the name Musa:

Musa is the Arabic, Turkish, and Persian forms of Moses, therefore, it has the same meaning. The Hebrew word “mashah,” which Moses comes from, means “drew out.” Some state, however, that the original Hebrew name, Mosheh, comes from the Egyptian word “mes,” which means “deliver.”

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Gender of the name Musa:

Musa is a very cultural name for boys.

Pronunciation of the name Musa:


Number of syllables in the name Musa:


Emotion evoked from the name Musa

Musa is very unique and cultural. It is classical and wholesome.

Alternative spellings for the name Musa:

  • Mosa
  • Moosa
  • Mousa
  • Moussa
  • Moossa
  • Mossa
  • Mussa

Nicknames for the name Musa:

  • Mu
  • Mumu
  • Musi
  • Musie
  • Musy
  • Sa

Popularity of the name Musa:

Musa became a top 1,000 name in America in 2014 at rank 1,000. 2020 was the highest the name ever ranked, becoming number 745. Musa did become a top 800 name consistently in 2018, however, at number 747.

Related names for the name Musa:

  • Moses 
  • Udo
  • Zaide
  • Antoine
  • Nadir
  • Baku

Great middle names for Musa and their meanings:

  • Anan (cloud, vapor)
  • Abel (breath, vapor)
  • Bale (valley)
  • Daren (born at night)
  • Jaden (He will judge)
  • Esau (hairy)
  • Zaide (increasing, surplus)
  • Laban (white)

Famous people with the name Musa:

  • Musa I (former emperor in Mali)
  • Musa bin Nusayr (former general of Muslim North Africa)

Musas in popular culture:

  • Musa (character from “Winx Club”)