Meaning and name origin
Hussein \hu(s)-sein\ as a boy's 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 is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#22190 out of 88799, Top 25%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Hussein for boys. Hussein has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (2014 statistics).
Hussein is also pronounced similarly to Hassain. Like Hussein, this name is not commonly used.