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What does Hussain mean?

Hussain Pronunciation of Hussain [hus-sain] as a name for boys has its root in Arabic, and the meaning of Hussain is "good; small handsome one". Hussain is a version of Hussein (Arabic): originally a pet transcription of Hassan.

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


Hussain has 3 variants: Husain, Husayn and Husein.

Creative forms:
(male) Hasain, Husny, ..

(female) Husnah, Hussay, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hussain Oscar (H.O.), ..

How popular is Hussain?

Hussain is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#2996 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Hussain was first listed in 2015 and reached its apex rank of #1762 in the U.S. then. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Hussein (#1302 from current records) is the only other prominent variation form of Hussain (#1762 from current records). Other forms, like Husayn, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Hussain is at its apex presently (adoption of 0.01%).

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

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

Similar Names

Hussain is alike in pronunciation to Hasan, Hassain and Hassan. Other recommended names are Austin, Dunstin, Dustin, Duwain, Hudson, Husni, Huston, Jesstin, Josslin, Justain, Justin, Masslin, Ossin, Rushkin and Rustin. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hussain.

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