Moses

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Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Greenland Greenlandic

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Origin and Meaning

Latin spelling of Μωυσῆς, Μωσῆς Mō(y)sēs, a Greek form of the Hebrew name מֹשֶׁה (Mosheh) of uncertain meaning. Some possibilities:

1) Egyptian mes, mesu = 'son' [1] [2]

2) Hebrew mosheh = 'deliver'

3) Arabic musa = 'foundling'

4) Hebrew mushah = 'drew out' [1] [3] [2]

5) Egyptian moshe = 'son of the Nile'

6) Egyptian mesu = 'child' [4] [3]

Related Names

Moises
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Moorsasi
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Moorsisi
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Moose
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Mooses
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Môrsase
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Môrsise
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Mosa
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Mose
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Moses
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Móses
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Mosu
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Muokko
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Muoses
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Muoso
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See also Moshe (English)/Mosche (German), Mosse, Musa (Arabic)

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Moses
Genitive: Moses'
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Moses
Genitive: Moseksin
Partitive: Mosesta
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Moses
Genitive: Moses'
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Moses
Genitive: Moses' / Moses

Name Day

Sweden Sweden

20 December

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[7]
399 679 0 12 399 667
Greenland Greenland[8]
43 172
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Finland Finland[9]
n.a.
181 0 0
n.a.
181
Denmark Denmark[10]
89
n.a.
0
n.a.
89
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[11]
3 4
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[12]
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
93
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Moses (m) Sources: [7][10][12][9]

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Moses (m) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Moses (m)


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  5. Colette van Luik: Stora boken om namn (2009)
  6. 6.0 6.1 © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  8. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  9. 9.0 9.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  10. 10.0 10.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  11. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  12. 12.0 12.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no