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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Origin and Meaning of Musa

"Musa" is a name of Arabic origin, and it means "Arabic form of Moses". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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) and Persian موسی (Musâ); ultimately from Biblical Hebrew.

  • English usage may also be translingual use of the corresponding Turkish Musa.
  1. A male given name.

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

Notable Persons With the Name Musa

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


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


Musa Al-Sadr is a famous person. 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 was a noteworthy human. 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 is a grand national assembly of turkey and istanbul province. His military service ended in 1924.


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


Notable Persons With the Last Name 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 a leading somebody. Mūsa was born in 2076 in Egypt. He breathed his last breath in 1952.


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 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 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 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.


How popular is the baby name Musa in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1891 5 5 0
1918 8 8 0
1920 5 5 0
1922 8 8 0
1926 5 5 0
1970 5 0 5
1971 5 0 5
1972 11 0 11
1973 12 0 12
1974 10 0 10
1975 11 0 11
1976 11 0 11
1977 11 0 11
1978 12 0 12
1979 14 0 14
1980 13 0 13
1981 12 0 12
1982 18 0 18
1983 17 0 17
1984 20 0 20
1985 10 0 10
1986 14 0 14
1987 17 0 17
1988 19 0 19
1989 21 0 21
1990 19 0 19
1991 28 0 28
1992 29 0 29
1993 22 0 22
1994 24 0 24
1995 30 0 30
1996 41 0 41
1997 32 0 32
1998 38 0 38
1999 46 0 46
2000 51 0 51
2001 41 0 41
2002 59 0 59
2003 57 0 57
2004 64 0 64
2005 68 0 68
2006 102 0 102
2007 109 0 109
2008 96 0 96
2009 114 0 114
2010 130 0 130
2011 133 0 133
2012 168 0 168
2013 147 0 147
2014 204 0 204
2015 227 0 227

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Popularity of Musa as a first name

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Popularity of Musa as a last name

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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 5,862nd 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 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,373 babies born with the first name Musa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Musa to occupy the territory of Norfolk Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 2,302 (as of August 9, 2011).
  • 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 2015 with a total of 227 babies.
  • Random Musa Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Musa is not a popular baby boy's name in Virginia. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Musa: Your name in reverse order is Asum. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Samu. 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.

What Musa's Have Visited This Page?

What does the name Musa mean?

Mis for musical, your hidden talent!

Uis for upstanding, your inner-self.

Sis for self respect, a solid score here.

Ais for activities, for you have many.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.