Moses or Moshe is a male given name, after the biblical figure Moses.

According to the Egyptian word for "son" rather than from Hebrew.

People with this name

Ancient times:

  • Moses, the reputed author of the Pentateuch and protagonist of Exodus


Early Modern to 18th century:


  • Moses Alexander (1853–1932), former governor of Idaho
  • Moisés Alou (born 1966), American baseball player
  • Moses Barrett III (born 1973), African–American hip hop artist
  • Moshe Bejski (1921–2007), Israeli judge
  • Moses Blass (born 1937), Brazilian Olympic basketball medallist
  • Moses Bloom (1833–1893), American politician, the first Jewish mayor of a major American city (Iowa City, Iowa)
  • Moshe Czerniak (1910–1984) Israeli chess master
  • Moshe Dayan (1915–81), Israeli military leader and politician
  • Moses Ezekiel (1844–1917), American sculptor
  • Moses Harrison (1932-2013), American jurist
  • Moses Hess (1812–1875), early Zionist
  • Moses Hogan (1957–2003), American composer and arranger of spirituals
  • Moses Horwitz (1897–1975), one of the Three Stooges
  • Moses Hurvitz (1844–1910), Galician–born Jewish playwright
  • Moshe Ivgy (born 1953), Israeli actor
  • Moshe Kasher (born 1979), American comedian
  • Moshe Kotlarsky, Chabad rabbi and spokesman
  • Moses Malone (born 1955), former NBA basketball player
  • Moses Rosen (1912–1994), Romanian rabbi
  • Moshe Safdie (born 1938), Israeli–Canadian architect
  • Moses Sherman (1853–1932), land developer in California, USA
  • Moshe Vilenski (1910–1997), Polish–born Israeli composer
  • Moshe Wallach (1866–1957), founder and director of Shaare Zedek Hospital, Jerusalem

Fictional characters

  • Moses the raven in Animal Farm


  • Moses (horse), a 19th century British Thoroughbred
  • Moshe's, a chain of restaurants and cafés in Mumbai, India
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