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What does Hussein mean?

Hussein \hu(s)-sein\ as a boys' name is pronounced hoo-SAYN. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Hussein is "good; small handsome one". The name of a prominent person in Shiite Islam and a royal name in Jordan. American President Barack Hussein Obama.


Hussein has 4 variants: Husain, Husayn, Husein and Hussain.


Hussein is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#9442 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Hussein for boys. Hussein has not been listed in the list thus far. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Hussein name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Hussein is alike in pronunciation to Hassain. Like Hussein, this name is not commonly used.