Hugely popular name, comes from the Hebrew word (מוֹשֶה) [moshe] derived from ancient Egyptian [messu] which actually means - "child, son; taken from the water". Arabic form - Musa.
According to the Hebrew Bible, a religious leader, lawgiver, and prophet, to whom the authorship of the Torah is traditionally attributed. Also called Moshe Rabbenu is the most important prophet in Judaism, and is also considered an important prophet by Christianity, Islam, the Baha'i faith, Rastafari and many other faiths. Moses has also been an important symbol in American history, from the first settlers up until the present.