US Popularity:1342
Other Origin(s):Turkish, Hebrew, Greek, Egyptian
Meaning:Child; Saved from drowning; Drew out (from water); Hidden, covered
Musa is an Arabic, Turkish, and Hausa boy’s name that famously originated in the Qur’an and is associated with the biblical Hebrew name Moses. Sharing roots across Egyptian, Hebrew, and Greek languages, Musa means "child" or "saved from drowning," "drew out (from water)," and "hidden" or "covered," respectively. In the Qur'an, Musa is seen as a visionary, prophet, and a great messenger for those around him. Traveling through time, Musa has powerfully grown and is used to describe many respected leaders, like princes, governors, and politicians. The name is also given to many poets, who have written stories for the entire world to adore. Feeling inspired? Giving baby the name Musa means that everyone can be enlightened, encouraged, and "drawn out of water.”

Musa Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Musa is currently #1152 on The Bump
Boy:Musa is currently #632 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Musa is currently #1342 in U.S. births
Boy:Musa is currently #658 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 61
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Name Doctor, Musa

  • Behind the Name, Musa, June 2023

  • Behind the Name, Moses, May 2020

  • Abarim Publications, Moses meaning, November 2023

  • Britannica, Moses, February 2024

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