Moishe - boys name

Moishe name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 77%

Moishe name meaning:

The name Moishe is derived from the Hebrew name Moshe, which is most commonly known as the name of the biblical figure Moses. In Hebrew, Moshe means "drawn out," as Moses was famously drawn out of the Nile River as an infant. The name Moishe is commonly used in Jewish communities, particularly among Ashkenazi Jews, as a Yiddish variant of the Hebrew name.

The name Moishe carries a strong historical and cultural significance within Jewish tradition. Moses is one of the most prominent figures in the Bible, known for leading the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt and receiving the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai. As such, the name Moishe is often associated with qualities such as leadership, bravery, and wisdom.

In contemporary usage, the name Moishe is often chosen by parents who wish to honor their Jewish heritage or pay tribute to the biblical figure. It is a name that carries a sense of tradition and connection to Jewish history. Additionally, the name Moishe may also be seen as a symbol of resilience and liberation, as it reflects the story of Moses and the Israelites' journey to freedom.


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Overall UK ranking: 1117 out of 4789

25 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Moishe

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