- Borrowed from German Moder, from a Proto-Germanic personal name composed of the elements *mōdaz (“boldness, courage”) + *harjaz (“army”).
- Borrowed from Slovak Móder, an occupational surname from Middle High German mader (“reaper”).
- Borrowed from Polish Moder, from Middle Low German mōder (“mother, womb; mare”).
- Borrowed from Slovene Moder, a nickname for a wise man, from moder (“wise, prudent”).
- Borrowed from Swedish Modér, an ornamental surname whose first element is from mo (“sandy heath”).
Moder (plural Moders)
- A surname.
- According to the 2010 United States Census, Moder is the 36337th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 616 individuals. Moder is most common among White (94.32%) individuals.
- Hanks, Patrick, editor (2003), “Moder”, in Dictionary of American Family Names, volume 2, New York City: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 603.
From late Middle High German moder (“mold, swamp”), borrowed from Middle Low German modder, modde, mōde (“mud”), from Proto-Germanic *muþraz (“dreg”), from Proto-Indo-European *múHtrom. Doublet of Modder (“mud”), a later borrowing. Cognate with Dutch modder and English mother.
- “Moder” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
German Low German