What does Hussein mean?
Hussein [hus-sein] as a boys' name is pronounced hoo-SAYN. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Hussein is "good; small handsome one". Originally a pet form of Hassan. The name of a prominent person in Shiite Islam and a royal name in Jordan. American President Barack Hussein Obama.
Hussein has 1 more different relation via Hassan: Hassain.
Hussein has 1 feminine form: Husayna.Creative forms:
(male) Hasein, Hisein, ..
(female) Husen, Husone, .. Middle name pairings:
Hussein Jacques (H.J.), ..
How popular is Hussein?
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)
Hussein entered the list in 1990 and reached its peak position of #1302 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Hassan (#756 via latest list) and Hussain (#1762) are the prominent alternative forms of Hussein (#1302 via latest list). These relations of Hussein were popular with parents presently (median #1273). Hassan is more familiar than the rest.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Austin▼, Dunstin, Dustin▼, Hansen, Hanssen, Hein, Hoseia, Hosheia, Hudson▲, Husni, Huston, Hutten, Jesstin, Josslin, Justain, Justin▼, Masslin, Ossin, Rosselin, Rushkin and Rustin. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hussein.See names in meaning and etymology.