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What does Mustafa mean?

Mustafa Pronunciation of Mustafa 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH arabic, modern


VARIANT Mustapha



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How popular is Mustafa?

Mustafa is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#7724 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Mustafa was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its top position of #899 in the U.S. in 2018. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

The only other popular alternative form of Mustafa (#899 LAST YEAR) is Muhammad (#345). Adoption of these relations of Mustafa is at its peak today (USAGE OF 0.07%). Muhammad and Mustafa are two of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mustafa, Muhammad in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Gustaf, Gustaff, Montana and Murtagh. Like Mustafa, these names are not frequently used.