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What does Husein mean?

Husein Pronunciation of Husein [hu-sein] as a boys' name is of Arabic origin, and the name Husein means "good; small handsome one". Husein is an alternate form of Hussein (Arabic): originally a pet transcription of Hassan.

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


Husein has 3 variants: Husain, Husayn and Hussain.

Creative forms:
(male) Hasein, Hesein, ..

(female) Humin, Husia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Husein Augustin (H.A.), ..

How popular is Husein?

Husein is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#37374 out of 150436, Top 25%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Husein (outside Top 2000) are Hussain (#1762 a year ago) and Hussein (#1302). Adoption of these forms of Husein was at its most widespread in 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Husein is pronounced similarly to Hasan, Hassain, Hassan, Hazen and Hazin. Other suggested similar names are Agustin, Alstin, Amein, Aswin, Aubin, Austin, Burlin, Destin, Durbin, Dustin, Duwain, Erskin, Faustin, Haakin, Hagen, Halen, Hamlin, Harbin, Hardin, Harkin, Harlin, Hashim, Haslit, Haven, Havin, Hawkin, Hedeon, Hedwin, Hein, Heine, Heini, Herin, Hern, Hesed, Hosea, Hoseia, Hosheia, Hosni, Houston, Hube, Hubert, Hudson, Huey, Huges, Hume, Humpie, Huon, Husni, Huston, Hutten, Hutton, Jasin, Jestin, Joslin, Justain, Justin, Klein, Maslin, Oisin, Orsin, Osmin, Ossin, Ostin, Osvin, Oswin, Quin, Roslin, Rubin, Rustin and Westin. These names tend to be more commonly used than Husein.

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