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What does Yusuf mean?

Yusuf Pronunciation of Yusuf [yusuf] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Yusuf is "the Lord increases". Variant of Joseph.

Variations

Yusuf has 4 variants: Yosef, Yoseff, Yusef and Yusuff.

10 more alternative forms via Joseph: Iosef, Iosif, Josef, Josif, Josue, Yousef, Yusif, Yussuf, Yusup and Yuszef.

Creative forms:
(male) Yesuf, Yisuf, ..

(female) Yusufa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Yusuf Tate (Y.T.), ..

How popular is Yusuf?

Yusuf is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#15327 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Yusuf was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its peak position of #589 in the U.S. in 2014, and is currently at #592. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Joseph (#21 via latest list), Josue (#271), Yosef (#735), Yousef (#786), Josef (#1703) and Yusef (#1940) are the popular related forms of Yusuf (#592 via latest list) appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Josif, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Yusuf was common a century ago (adoption of 2.69%) and has become significantly diminished since (adoption 0.74%, 73%), with the form Joseph becoming somewhat outmoded. Yusuf, Yousef and Yosef are three of the more trendy names for newborns among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Yusuf, Josef, Joseph, Josue, Yosef in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Josef, Joseph outside U.S.

Similar Names

Yusuf is pronounced similarly to Asaf. Other recommended names are Alouf, Aluf, Eluf, Yakup, Yaqub, Yasir, Yasr, Yukon, Yule, Yuri, Yuria, Yurii, Yurik, Yuriy and Yury. Like Yusuf, these names are not commonly used.

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