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What does Husain mean?

Husain Pronunciation of Husain [hu-sain] as a name for boys is of Arabic derivation, and the name Husain means "good; small handsome one". Husain is an alternate spelling of Hussein (Arabic): originally a pet transcription of Hassan.

Associated with: arabic, good, small (little), handsome.


Husain has 3 variants: Husayn, Husein and Hussain.

Creative forms:
(male) Hosain, ..

(female) Hudan, Husia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Husain Dominic (H.D.), ..

How popular is Husain?

Husain is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#13277 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Husain (not ranked) are Hussein (#1302 in 2015) and Hussain (#1762). Other forms, like Husayn, are uncommon. These relations of Husain were popular as birth names presently (average #1532). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hussain, Hussein in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Husain and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Husain is pronounced similarly to Hasan, Hassain, Hassan and Hazin. Other recommended names are Albain, Alstin, Aubin, Austin, Bain, Blain, Brain, Burlin, Cullin, Destin, Dewain, Dunstin, Durbin, Dustin, Duwain, Dwain, Efrain, Erskin, Eusaio (see Eusebius), Fain, Faustin, Haakin, Hadwin, Hagan, Haig, Hakan, Harbin, Hardin, Harkin, Harlin, Hasani, Hashim, Hastie, Hasting, Hawkin, Hearn, Hedwin, Hein, Heman, Herin, Hogan, Hopkin, Hoseia, Hosni, Hubie, Hudson, Hughie, Humpie, Husni, Huston, Hutton, Hyman, Iain, Jasin, Jestin, Justain, Justin, Kain, Mccain, Oisin, Orsin, Osmin, Ossin, Osvin, Rain, Romain, Rubin, Rushkin, Rustin, Twain and Westin. These names tend to be more commonly used than Husain.

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