Name: Moses

Origin and Meaning of the Name Moses

  • Meaning:
    Drawn out of the water
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  • Meaning:
    Drawn out of the water
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  • Pronunciation:
    (MO zes); (MO zez)
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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    English form of Moshe.

    According to the Bible, Moses was born to a Hebrew mother who protected him during a genocide of all newborn boys, and was adopted into the Egyptian royal family. He later freed the Hebrew slaves, leading them out of Egypt, through the Red Sea, and in the desert for 40 years.

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