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 ().
==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 Hill (died 1629), English army officer who settled in Ireland * 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) * Moša Pijade (1890–1957), prominent Yugoslav communist and statesman of Sephardic Jewish origin * 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