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What does Yusef mean?

Yusef /yu-sef/ as a name for boys. Yusef's name origin is Hebrew, and the meaning of Yusef is "the Lord increases". Yusef is an alternate form, with the suffix -ef, of Yusuf (Hebrew): variation of Joseph.


Yusef has 3 variants: Yosef, Yoseff and Yusuff.

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

(female) Yuse, Yusefa, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Yusef for boys. 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 #1908. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Yusef and corresponding names. Prominent variation forms of Yusef (#1908 in recent rankings) are Yosef (#709 in recent rankings) and Yusuf (#589). Other forms, like Yusuff, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Yusef was at its peak in 2014 (average #1068). 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.