Musa name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Musa mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Musa

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from the United Kingdom says the name Musa is of Ndebele origin and means "Grace, Mercy, Kindness".
  2. According to a user from South Africa, the name Musa is of African origin and means "Mercy, Kindness, Grace".
  3. A submission from South Africa says the name Musa means "Grace, Mercy".
  4. A submission from the United Kingdom says the name Musa means "Named after a prophet" and is of Islamic / Muslim origin.
  5. A user from Turkey says the name Musa is of Jewish origin and means "Mu(water)-Sa(tree) in Hebrew(name of the prophet of Jewish) where he was found near a tree next to water".
  6. According to a user from Nigeria, the name Musa is of African origin and means "A prophet name".
  7. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Musa means "Prophet".
  8. A submission from Ghana says the name Musa means "True Son of Love" and is of African origin.
  9. A submission from Florida, U.S. says the name Musa means "Son".
  10. A user from Arizona, U.S. says the name Musa means "To be born".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Mu"sa
A genus of perennial, herbaceous, endogenous plants of great size, including the banana (Musa sapientum), the plantain (Musa paradisiaca of Linnæus, but probably not a distinct species), the Abyssinian (Musa Ensete), the Philippine Island (Musa textilis, which yields Manila hemp), and about eighteen other species. See Illust. of Banana and Plantain.

Etymology: NL., fr. Ar. mauz mauza, banana

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Type genus of the Musaceae: bananas

Transliteration of Arabic مُوسَى‎ (mūsā), Persian موسی‎ (Musâ), and Turkish Musa; ultimately from Biblical Hebrew.

  1. A male given name from Arabic.

Musa was also found in the following language(s): Translingual, Hausa, Japanese, Latin, Swahili, and Turkish

Notable Persons Named Musa

Notable Persons Named Musa

Musa Keita I of Mali

Musa Keita I of Mali is royalty. His ongoing career started in 1312. Musa was born in Mali.


Mūsa was born in 2076 in Egypt. He breathed his last breath in 1952.

Musa Al-Sadr

Musa was given the name Musa Al-Sadr Al-Charaffeddine by his parent Sadr al-Din al-Sadr on June 4th, 1928 in Qom. Musa is also known as Imam Musa.

Musa al-Kadhim

Musa was born as the child of Ja'far al-Sadiq on November 10th, 0745 in Al-Abwa. Musa is also known as Musa ibn Ja'far. He breathed his last breath on September 4th, 0799.

Musa Kâzım Karabekir

Musa Kâzım Karabekir is a grand national assembly of turkey and istanbul province. His military service ended in 1924.

Musa Aman

Musa Aman is a Sabah State Legislative. He has had major accomplishments since 2003. Musa was born on March 30th, 1951 in Beaufort, Malaysia.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Musa

Notable Persons With the Last Name Musa

Ahmed Musa

Ahmed Musa is a soccer player for the JUTH F.C., Kano Pillars F.C., VVV-Venlo, PFC CSKA Moscow, Nigeria national under-20 football team, Nigeria national under-23 football team, and Nigeria national football team. Ahmed was born on October 14th, 1992 in Jos, Nigeria.


Mūsa was born in 2076 in Egypt. He breathed his last breath in 1952.

Muhammad Musa

Muhammad Musa was an office holder. His military service ended in 1966. Muhammad was given the name Muhammad Musa Khan Hazara on October 20th, 1908 in Quetta. He left this life on March 12th, 1991.

Džanan Musa

Džanan Musa is an athlete for the Cedevita Zagreb and KK Cedevita. His most notable accomplishments were from 2015 to present. Džanan was born on May 8th, 1999 in Bihać.

Annuar Musa

Annuar Musa is a Member of Parliament for Ketereh, Member of Parliament for Peringat, President of Kelantan FA, Member of Parliament forPeringat, and President ofKelantan FA. Annuar was born on May 18th, 1956 in Bukit Marak, Kelantan, Federation of Malaya.

Said Wilbert Musa

Said Wilbert Musa is a Member of the Belize House of Representatives for Fort George, Leader of the Opposition, Member of theBelize House of RepresentativesforFort George, and Leader of the Opposition (Belize). Said was born on March 19th, 1944 in San Ignacio, Belize.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Musa U.S.
  White 44.99% 64.26%
  African American 36.86% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.89% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.19% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.44% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.63% 16.26%

Of Last Name Musa

People with the last name Musa are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Musa

  • How Popular is the name Musa? Musa is the 4,918th most popular name of all time. As a last name Musa was the 8,773rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Musa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,467 babies born with the first name Musa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Musa to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Musa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1891 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Musa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Musa is Monday, December 23rd, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Musa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Musa was in 2018 with a total of 317 babies.
  • Random Musa Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Musa is not a popular baby boy's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Minnesota have the same name in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Musa: The name spelled backwards is Asum. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Uasm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Musa? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,736 people with the last name Musa.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Musa? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Musa as their last name.
  • Musa name meaning

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