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Origin & Meaning

The name Moke is of Hawaiian origin.

The meaning of Moke is "drawn from the water".  


In the U.S. in 2014 less than 5 boys given the name.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Moke Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Moke has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Moke to other names.


Moses (מֹשֶׁה - Moshe) is one of the most important prophets in Judaism as he is responsible for leading the Jewish people from slavery unto Pharoah to freedom. He is also considered an important prophet in Christianity, Islam and other religions.

The name itself is of uncertain derivation. Some etymologists believe it is based on the Hebrew mashah meaning "drew out" while others believe it may derive from the Egyptian mes, meaning "son".

The story of Moses begins in the Book of Exodus. Due to a decree to kill all newborn Hebrew boys, his mother Jochebed, sets him adrift on the River Nile where he is found and adopted by the Pharoah's daughter.

As a young adult, Moses kills an Egyptian slave-master and is forced to flee west. He stops in Midian where he marries Zipporah a daughter of Hobab and becomes a shepherd. It is here, as a shepherd where the lord first speaks to Moses through a burning bush.

G-d commands Moses to return to Egypt and convince the Pharoah to free the Israelites from bondage. After the deliverance of 10 plagues upon Egypt the Pharoah agrees.

Moses leads the Israelites to the foot of Mount Sinai where he receives the Ten Commandments from G-d. During the 40 day period Moses is on Mount Sinai, the Israelites begin to lose faith in him and start to worship a golden idol. Due to their loss of faith, the Israelites are sent to wander the desert for 40 years before being delivered to the promised land.

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Moke is a form of the name Moses.

Other Tidbits

Moke falls into the water name category.

Name Fun

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Names Like This

Hawaiaans have one or two given and one family name. First and or middle names are often traditional ancient Hawaiian names. Hawaiian names are popular amongst both Hawaiian and non-Hawaiian Americans.

The 1860 Act to Regulate Names forced Hawaiians to take their father's given name as their surnames and to give all new children Christian given names. Prior to that time Hawaiians did not have surnames. From that time until the law was repealed in 1967, Hawaiian names were given as middle names.

Old Hawaiian given names were that of family members, reflected incidents or were taken from nature. Hawaii was a hierarchical society so names had to be appropriate for one's social standing. Sometimes names appeared in dreams or visions. Traditionally names were considered the property of the name holder having the power to help or hurt them. Because of this, some older Hawaiians are uncomfortable with the modern custom of naming a child after them.

Ancient Hawaiian names were typically used in a unisex fashion. Names also often had repulsive or vulgar meanings in an attempt to protect the child from evil forces. Today, names are used in a more gender based way (e.g. names ending in -lani are used more frequently for girls) and names with negative meanings are generally no longer used.