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What does Husayn mean?

Husayn Pronunciation of Husayn as a name for boys is an Arabic name, and the meaning of Husayn is "good; small handsome one". Husayn is an alternate spelling of Hussein (Arabic): originally a short form of Hassan.


ASSOCIATED WITH arabic, good, small (little), handsome


VARIANTS Hussain, Husein, Husain



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How popular is Husayn?

Husayn is an uncommonly occurring first name for men. Husayn is also an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Hussain (#1626 IN 2018) and Hussein (#1739) are the prominent alternative forms of Husayn (NOT RANKED) ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Husain, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Husayn reached its highest less than a decade ago (AVERAGE #1507) and is almost as conventional today (#1682, DOWN 14%). (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hussain, Hussein in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Husayn is alike in pronunciation to Hasan, Hassain and Hassan. Other recommended sound-alike names are Aswyn, Austyn, Crayn, Durwyn, Dustyn, Frayn, Gawayn, Gutyn, Gwayn, Hadwyn, Hagan, Hakan, Hamlyn, Han, Hanan, Harlyn, Hasani, Hasty, Haydn, Hays, Hearn, Hedwyn, Heilyn, Heman, Hogan, Houston, Hudson, Huey, Huon, Hurly, Husni, Huston, Hutten, Hutton, Huxly, Hyman, Hywyn, Justyn, Mostyn, Murvyn, Ostyn, Oswyn, Roslyn, Rustyn, Shayn, Swayn, Twayn and Wayn. These names tend to be more frequently used than Husayn.

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