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A Quranic Name for Boys

How to pronounce Musa

MOOn + SAnd

Each block is a syllable. Thick black border indicates stress/emphasis. Other pronunciations are acceptable.
Arabic Spelling (How to write Musa in Arabic)مُوْسَى
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Alternate spellings of MusaMoosa Musaa Moosaa Musa Musaa Mousa Mousaa Mowsa Mowsaa Muwsa Muwsaa Moosa
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Meaning of Musa

Musa is a direct Quranic name for boys that comes from non-Arabic origins. It is common among Muslims out of love for Prophet Musa (Moses). According to the Jewish Roman scholar Josephus the name comes from ancient Egyptian origins, derived from mo (water) and uses (to save), forming the meaning “saved from the water”, since when Prophet Musa was an infant his mother put him in the river, which carried him to the Egyptian Pharaoh’s lands, where he was found and saved. Other sources say it means “saved” or “savior”.

The name of Prophet Musa is mentioned more than any other prophet in the Quran, amounting to 136 times (Prophet Muhammad is mentioned five times only by name).

But when he came close to it, a call was sounded: “Blessed are all who are within [reach of] this fire, and all who are near it! And limitless in His glory is God, the Sustainer of all the worlds!” [And God spoke thus:] “O Musa! Verily I alone am God, the Almighty, the Wise!” [And then He said:] “Now throw down thy staff!” But when he saw it move rapidly, as if it were a serpent, he drew back [in terror], and did not [dare to] return. [And God spoke to him again:] O Musa! Fear not – for, behold, no fear need the message-bearers have in My Presence. (Quran 27:10)

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Tuesday 14th of July 2015 04:34:55 PM

    This name is really awesome and has a wonderful meaning! 🙂

  2. on Saturday 29th of August 2015 05:45:46 PM

    Assalamulaikum – I wanted to know whether a muslim child could be called Moses? Would it still have the same meaning. Or does it have to be Musa?

  3. on Saturday 1st of October 2016 11:57:56 PM

    I like a boy named moosa, saved by water INSHALLAH, don’t worry you are precious as gold to me too.

  4. on Monday 3rd of October 2016 08:16:35 PM

    Hi, such a sweet name,idk how much sweeter would be the baby who will have this name plus a muslim child could not have Moses as a name.Musa would be fine else ask some of your elder who have given this name to you.they might know the roots aswell.

  5. on Saturday 22nd of October 2016 08:35:42 AM

    Hausa Muslims call Musa “Kalla” or “Kallamu” commomly to show reverence to the current person so named.

  6. on Saturday 22nd of October 2016 08:36:40 AM

    Hausa Muslims call Musa “Kalla” or “Kallamu” commonly to show reverence to the current person so named.

  7. on Monday 24th of October 2016 09:01:10 PM

    …yes. Hello, Mashal Khan… Musa. are they both related in some way? because I have found both very related?

  8. on Saturday 4th of March 2017 08:48:28 PM

    Hi… why do you feel lucky?
    How do you even have it ?

  9. on Saturday 4th of November 2017 11:23:12 PM

    It’s a beautiful name and i love it as it’s the name of my first boy
    Definitely every name imposes some impact on ur personality and Moosa will have the qualities of bravery

  10. on Friday 22nd of December 2017 05:14:49 AM

    i have some conffusion ,so plz solved my conffusion i understand to this matter ,& i really thanks full to you

  11. on Thursday 15th of March 2018 03:07:54 PM

    Assalamualikum, it’s very beautiful and I love this name.Hazrat Musa (A:)…. our Nabi..

  12. on Saturday 27th of October 2018 03:55:56 PM

    The origin of the name Musa/Moses is egyptian. ms or msj means “to bear”, therefor the name Muse/Moses means “[God] has borne”.
    Some pharaoh’s names also contain this word, such as Thutmose.

  13. on Wednesday 20th of March 2019 12:16:21 AM

    A Muslim can be named anything as long as the name does have an offensive meaning. Muslims don’t have to have Arabic names. Moses would be a good name.

  14. on Thursday 16th of May 2019 07:40:03 AM

    My name is Musa and I am a Christian. Born Christian and never have Muslim in my family. We uses Bible translated with Hausa and Moses is translated as Musa. Is normal. Beautiful Name.

  15. on Tuesday 24th of December 2019 06:48:45 AM

    Kindly suggest the spellings of Musa more suitable. I shall be very grateful to you. Also suggest complete name as Mohammad Musa or Musa Ahmad or any else

  16. on Wednesday 6th of October 2021 09:58:33 PM

    Write your comment here… I really love d name musa and mose i think they are thesame

  17. on Thursday 11th of November 2021 06:50:01 AM

    what is the correct spelling is it “Mosa” or “Musa”

  18. on Monday 7th of August 2023 02:25:17 AM

    Musa + lim =Musalim, Iyisa + lim =Iyisalim lim =arabic suffix to indicate whose follower of group listner,manner ,like,as…

  19. on Sunday 27th of August 2023 08:17:48 PM

    moussa or musa ddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddo you hear

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