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What does Yusef mean?

Yusef Pronunciation of Yusef [yusef] as a name for boys is a Hebrew name, and the meaning of Yusef is "the Lord increases". Yusef is an alternate form of Yusuf (Hebrew): variation of Joseph.


Yusef has 3 variants: Yosef, Yoseff and Yusuff.

Creative forms:
(male) Yasef, Yeosef, ..

(female) Yuse, Yusefa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Yusef Ammar (Y.A.), ..

How popular is Yusef?

Yusef is an unusual given name for males but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#134037 out of 150436, Top 89%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Yusef was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its peak position of #1289 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is presently at #1940. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Yusef name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Yusef (#1940 in recent rankings) are Yosef (#735 in recent rankings) and Yusuf (#592). Other forms, like Yusuff, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Yusef reached its peak less than a decade ago (average #1068) and has remained as conventional to this day. Yosef has historically been the top pick of parents, though Yusuf is now the most fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Yusef, Yosef, Yusuf in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Yusef is alike in pronunciation to Asaf, Iosef, Iosif, Yousef, Yusif, Yussuf and Yuszef. Other recommended names are Josef, Yule and Yusup. These names tend to be more frequently used than Yusef.

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