Meaning and Name Origin
Mustafa \m(u)-sta-fa, mus-tafa\ as a boys' name is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Mustafa is "chosen". One of the names of Muhammad. Also the name of a Turkish general who helped found modern Turkey.
Mustafa has 1 variant: Mustapha.
Mustafa has 18 more different forms via Muhammad: Hamid, Hammad, Mahmood, Mahmoud, Mahmud, Mahomet, Mehmet, Mehmood, Mehmoud, Mehmud, Mihammad, Mohamad, Mohamed▲, Mohamet, Mohammad▲, Mohammed▲, Muhamet and Muhammed.
Mustafa is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#12367 out of 88799, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Mustafa for boys. Mustafa was first listed in 2001 and reached its top position of #899 in the U.S. in 2013, and is currently at #916. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Mustafa and affiliated names. Popular alternative forms of Mustafa (#916 last year) rated in the Top 1000 are Mohamed (#427 last year), Mohammad (#588), Mohammed (#498) and Muhammad (#399). Usage of these boy names is at its peak today. Mohamed (#427), Mohammad (#588), Mohammed (#498) and Muhammad (#399) are four of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)