Lateef name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Lateef mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Lateef

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Nigeria, the name Lateef means "God of Mercy".
  2. A submission from North Carolina, U.S. says the name Lateef means "Gentle" and is of Persian / Iranian origin.
  3. A submission from Saudi Arabia says the name Lateef means "One who enjoys happiness... kind and positive minded" and is of Arabic origin.
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From Arabic لَطِيف‎ (laṭīf, “name, epithet”).

  1. A male given name from Arabic
  2. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Lateef

Notable Persons Named Lateef

Lateef Crowder

Lateef Crowder is an actor, stuntman, martial artist, stunt performer, and martial arts. His ongoing career started in 2000. Lateef was born on November 23rd, 1977 in Salvador, Bahia.

Lateef Kayode

Lateef was born on March 3rd, 1983 in Lagos, Nigeria.

Lateef the Truthspeaker

Lateef the Truthspeaker is an alternative hip hop rapping. His most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to present. Lateef was given the name Lateef Daumont in Oakland, California. Lateef is also known as Lateef and The Truthspeaker.

Lateef Kayode Jakande

Lateef Kayode Jakande is a Minister of Works, Governor of Lagos State, and List of Governors of Lagos State. Lateef was born on July 23rd, 1929 in Lagos State, Nigeria. Lateef is also known as Alhaji Lateef Kayaode Jakande.

Lateef Elford-Alliyu

Lateef Elford-Alliyu is a soccer player for the West Bromwich Albion F.C., Hereford United F.C., Keflavík (football club), Tranmere Rovers F.C., Bury F.C., Crawley Town F.C., Tamworth F.C., Valletta F.C., Coventry City F.C., and England national under-17 football team. Lateef was born on June 1st, 1992 in Ibadan, Nigeria.

Lateef Adegbite

Lateef was born on March 20th, 1933. He died on September 28th, 2012.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Lateef

Notable Persons With the Last Name Lateef

Yusef Abdul Lateef

Yusef Abdul Lateef was a new-age music, jazz, post-bop, jazz fusion, swing music, hard bop, third stream, and world music musician. He plays Tenor saxophone, Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Bamboo musical instruments, Shehnai, Shofar, Arghul, Koto (instrument), Piano, and Vocals. His career lasted from 1955 to 2013. Yusef was given the name William Emanuel Huddleston on October 9th, 1920 in United States. Yusef is also known as Yusef Lateef. He left this life on December 23rd, 2013.

Riz Lateef

Riz Lateef is a journalist, news presenter, and newsreader. Riz was born on September 25th, 1979 in England.

Shahid Lateef

Shahid Lateef was a film director, screenwriter, and film producer. He was most prominent from 1941 to 1968. Shahid was born on June 11th, 1913 in Chandausi. He breathed his last breath on April 16th, 1967.

Fatimah Lateef

Fatimah Lateef is a politician. She has been prominent since 2006. Fatimah was born on March 16th, 1966 in Singapore.

Abdul Lateef

Raji Lateef

Raji Lateef is an athlete for the Crown F.C.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lateef U.S.
  White 7.53% 64.26%
  African American 38.22% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 46.72% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.86% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lateef

People with the last name Lateef are most frequently African American or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Lateef

  • How Popular is the name Lateef? Lateef is the 11,826th most popular name of all time. As a last name Lateef was the 41,959th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Lateef have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 879 babies born with the first name Lateef in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lateef to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lateef? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1967 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Lateef first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lateef is Wednesday, January 25th, 1911.
  • What year had the most people named Lateef born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lateef was in 1977 with a total of 47 babies.
  • Random Lateef Factoid: According to the 1974 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lateef is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 11 babies in New York have the same name in 1974.
  • Weird things about the name Lateef: The name spelled backwards is Feetal. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ltefae. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lateef? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 518 people with the last name Lateef.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lateef? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Lateef as their last name since less than 1 person in 556k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Lateef name meaning

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