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Quick Facts on Moises

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Spanish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 504
Simple meaning:
Born of Yahweh; Saved from the water

Characteristics of Moises

  • Authoritative
  • Powerful
  • Tough
  • Tenacious
  • Wealthy
  • Problem-solver
  • Achiever

Etymology & Historical Origin - Moises

Moisés is the Spanish and Portuguese form of Moses. There is some uncertainty as to the origin of this old Biblical name. The Hebrew name “Moshe” was probably derived from the Egyptian root “mes” meaning ‘born of’ – more specifically ‘born of a certain god’ which in the case of the Hebrews would be Yahweh. As a baby Moses was retrieved from the Nile by Pharaoh’s daughter (Moses mother had placed him in the river in a reed basket to protect him from Pharaoh’s orders that all male Hebrew babies be killed). In Exodus 2:10, Pharaoh’s daughter named him Moses, “Because”, she said, “I drew him out of the water.” As a result, there is some folk etymology suggesting that Moses means ‘saved (from the water)’ but this is generally accepted as invented. Moses, a grandson of Levi, is the central character in Exodus wherein he led the Children of Israel out of captivity in Egypt and then received the 10 Commandments from God on Mount Sinai. He is considered the most important prophet in Judaism and traditional holds that Moses wrote the Torah or the first five books of the Bible. Moses has long been a popular name among Jews, but Christians eventually adopted the name during the Reformation – mostly Puritans and other Nonconformists. Even though Moses led “his people” (i.e., the Jews) to the Promised Land, he is still considered an important prophet in both Christian and Muslim tradition as well. Moisés is currently not very popular among the Spanish-speaking nations. The countries where there remains a Catholic stronghold tend to favor New Testament names (Jesús, Maria, José).

Popularity of the Name Moises

Except for a couple of blips on the U.S. male naming charts, Moisés did not really get under way in America until the 1960s. This was right at the beginning of the Hispanic/Latino population’s explosive growth in the United States, and so many Spanish names began to enter the charts. Moisés has done “así-así” in terms of popularity, but it has managed to climb up to levels of relative moderation. The baseball star Moisés Alou probably had something to do with this name holding steady on the charts throughout the 1990s and 2000s while many other Spanish names have shown a decline during this same period. We like Moisés; it’s not your traditional Spanish name. It’s unique and different, yet familiar.
Popularity of the Boy Name Moises
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Moises

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Moises

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Moises

    Moisés We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Moisés.

  • Popular Songs on Moises

    Popular Songs on Moises

    Moisés - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Moisés.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Moises

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Moises

    Moises y la Serpiente de Bronce (Greg Hyatt) - Spanish edition. Review currently unavailable. Recommended for ages 3-7.

  • Famous People Named Moises

    Famous People Named Moises

    Famous People Named Moisés - Moisés Alou (baseball player)

  • Children of Famous People Named Moises

    Children of Famous People Named Moises

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Moisés - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Moisés.

  • Historic Figures

    Moises - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Moisés - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Moisés.

Personality of the Boy Name Moises

The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done.  They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.

Variations of the Baby Name - Moises

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