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pinWhat 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 4 variants: Husain, Husayn, Husein and Hussain.

Hussein has 1 more different relation via Hassan: Hassain.

Hussein has 1 feminine form: Husayna.

Kreatif forms: Hasein, Husne, Husseinne. [more]

pinHow 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)

Hassan (#759 via latest list) is the only prominent alternative form of Hussein (outside Top 1000). This relation of Hussein was popular with parents in 1997 (#647) and is almost as common today (#759, down 32%). Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Hussein and associated names. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Hassan in U.S.

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

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