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What does Hanif mean?

Hanif Pronunciation of Hanif [hanif] as a boys' name is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Hanif is "devout devotee of Islam". Filmmaker Hanif Kureishi.

Associated with: arabic.


Creative forms:
(male) Henif, Hewnif, ..

(female) Hami, Hamin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hanif Alister (H.A.), ..

How popular is Hanif?

Hanif is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#28005 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Hanif has not been ranked in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hanif name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hanif outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Habib, Hadi, Hafiz, Hai, Haig, Haim, Hakim, Hali, Halim, Hamid, Hamil, Han, Hanan, Hani, Haniel, Hank, Hanly, Hanno, Hanns, Hanok, Hans, Hansl, Hanss, Hany, Hari, Havin, Haviv, Hayim, Hazin, Honi and Latif. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hanif.

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