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Moses

The story of Moses was portrayed in Disney’s movie, The Prince of Egypt.

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Origin

  • Hebrew: Saved from the water; Moses was the biblical prophet who received the ten commandments, led the oppressed Jewish people out of Egypt, and founded Israel. He was born in ancient Egypt in the town of Goshen. Just before his birth, Pharaoh had ordered that all male Hebrew infants be put to death. Moses'' mother placed him in a basket made of papyrus and set it floating on the Nile, where it was found by Pharaoh''s daughter, who raised Moses as her own child.

Nicknames

Moss, Moshe

Syllables

2

International Variations

Moss, Moshe

Famous Namesakes

Basketball player Moses Malone, Baseball player Moises Alou

Celebrity Babies

Son of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin

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