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Fun Facts about the name Moose

  • When was the first name Moose first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Moose is Thursday, July 10th, 1890.
  • How unique is the name Moose? From 1880 to 2015 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Moose. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Moose: Your name in reverse order is Esoom. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Emsoo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Moose? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,459 people with the last name Moose.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Moose? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Moose as their last name.
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Moose U.S.
  White 89.68% 64.26%
  African American 2.49% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.84% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 4.34% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.59% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.07% 16.26%

Of Last Name Moose

People with the last name Moose are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Moose" mean? The list below shows the origins of Moose as well as things modernly associated with the name Moose such as celebrities named Moose.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun moose
  1. [Zoöl] A large cervine mammal (Alces alces syn. Alces machlis, syn Alces Americanus), native of the Northern United States and Canada. The adult male is about as large as a horse, and has very large, palmate antlers. It closely resembles the European elk, and by many zoölogists is considered the same species. See Elk.
  2. A member of the Progressive Party; a Bull Moose.(Obsolescent. Cant, from the early 1900's)
  3. (capitalized)A member of the fraternal organization named Loyal Order of Moose.

Etymology: A native name; Knisteneaux mouswah; Algonquin monse. Mackenzie

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Large northern deer with enormous flattened antlers in the male; called `elk' in Europe and `moose' in North America

Earlier mus, moos, from a Northeastern Algonquian language name for the animal, such as Massachusett moos, mws, Narragansett moos or Penobscot mos (cognate to Abenaki moz), from Proto-Algonquian *mo·swa (“it strips”), referring to how a moose strips tree bark when feeding: compare Massachusett moos-u (“he strips, cuts smooth”).

  1. (US) The largest member of the deer family (Alces alces), of which the male has very large, palmate antlers.
    We saw a at the edge of the woods.
  2. (informal) An ugly person

From Dutch moes.

  1. (obsolete, rare) A stew.

    moose was also found in the following language(s): Ojibwe and Scots

    What does the name Moose mean?

    Mis for mild, your mild and gentle way.

    Ois for orderly, a lifelong passion.

    Ois for outgoing, so sociable are you

    Sis for secret, that you can certainly keep.

    Eis for enchant, for enchant you will.

    Past life for Moose born Aug 22, 1987

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    I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Australia approximately on 1200. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

    You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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