Moses or Moshe is a male given name, after the biblical figure Moses.
According to the Torah, the name "Moses" comes from the Hebrew verb, meaning "to pull out/draw out" [of water], and the infant Moses was given this name by Pharaoh's daughter after rescuing him from the Nile (). Some scholars have suggested that the name was derived from the Egyptian word for "son" rather than from Hebrew.
==People with this name== Ancient times: * Moses, the reputed scribe of the Pentateuch and protagonist of Exodus * Moses of Alexandria, alchemist
Medieval: * Moses (bishop) (c. 389), saint, first Arab bishop of the Arab people * Moses the Black (330–405), saint * Moses of Chorene (5th century), Armenian historian * Moses of Kalankatuyk (7th century), Armenian historian * Moses the Calm (Musa al-Kadhim, 8th century), Twelver Shia imam * Moses the Hungarian (990s–1045), Russian saint * Moses ibn Ezra (1070–1138), Jewish, Spanish philosopher * Moses Kimhi (died c. 1190), medieval rabbi * Moses Maimonides (1135–1204), Spanish rabbi, physician, and philosopher * Moses de Leon (c. 1250–1305), Spanish rabbi who is thought to have composed the Zohar
Early modern to 18th century: * Moses Cordovero (1522–1570), rabbi * Moses Isserles (1530–1572), rabbi and talmudist * Moses Amayraut (1596–1664), French theologian and metaphysician * Moses Chaim Luzzatto (1707–1746), Italian rabbi and poet * Moses Mendelssohn (1729–1786), German Jewish philosopher * Moses Robinson (1741–1813), judge, governor, and senator from Vermont * Moses Cleaveland (1754–1806), surveyor of the Connecticut Land Company * Moses Sofer (1762–1839), rabbi * Moses Montefiore (1784–1885), Sheriff of London, England
Modern: * 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 J. Epstein (c. 1911 – 1960), New York assemblyman * 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 Katsav (born 1945), Israeli-Iranian president of Israel * Moshe Kotlarsky, Chabad rabbi and spokesman * Moses Malone (1955–2015), NBA basketball player * Moses Mbye (born 1993), Australian Rugby League player of Gambian descent * Moshe Mizrahi (basketball) (born 1980), Israeli basketball player * Moshe Ponte (born 1956), Israeli Olympic judoka and President of the Israel Judo Association * Moses Regular (born 1971), American football player * Moses Rosen (1912–1994), Romanian rabbi * Moses Josef Rubin, (1892–1980), Hasidic Jewish cleric in Romania and later in the United States (New York City) * Moses Russell, (1888–1946)) Welsh footballer * Moshe Safdie (born 1938), Israeli–Canadian architect * Moshe Sharett (1894-1965), Israeli Prime Minister (1954–55) * Moshe Sharon (born 1937), Israeli historian of Islam * Moses Sherman (1853–1932), land developer in California, USA * Moshe Y. Vardi (born 1954), Israeli computer scientist and professor of Computer Science at Rice University * Moshe Vilenski (1910–1997), Polish–born Israeli composer * Moshe Wallach (1866–1957), founder and director of Shaare Zedek Hospital, Jerusalem * Moshe Weinberg (1939–1972), Israeli Olympic wrestling coach killed in the Munich massacre * Moses M. Weinstein (1912–2007), New York politician * Moshe Ya'alon (born 1950), Israeli general and politician
==Fictional characters== * Moses the raven in Animal Farm
==Other== * Moses (horse), a 19th-century British Thoroughbred * Moshe's, a chain of restaurants and cafés in Mumbai, India
Category:Hebrew masculine given names