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What does Yusuf mean?

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


VARIANTS Yosef, Yoseff, Yusef, Yusuff

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA JOSEPH Iosef, Iosif, Josef, Josif, Josue, Yousef, Yusif, Yussuf, Yusup, Yuszef

(male) Yesuf, ..

(female) Yusufa, ..

Yusuf Caelum (Y.C.), ..

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 #566 in the U.S. in 2016, and is currently at #567. (2018 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?

Joseph (#23 VIA LATEST LIST), Josue (#225), Yosef (#723), Yousef (#790), Josef (#1819) and Yusef are the popular related forms of Yusuf (#567) 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 0.69%, 74%), with the form Joseph becoming somewhat outmoded. Josue, Yusuf, Yousef and Yosef are four 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 sound-alike 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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