Younis 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 Younis mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Younis

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Libyan Arab Jamahiriya says the name Younis is of Hebrew origin and means "Dove".
  2. A submission from the United Kingdom says the name Younis means "Dove, peaceful being" and is of Arabic origin.
  3. A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Younis means "the cutest boy ever".
  4. A submission from India says the name Younis means "Great".
  5. According to a user from Iraq, the name Younis is of Islamic / Muslim origin and means "The name of Prophet Yunus for that name is Islamic".
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Notable Persons Named Younis

Notable Persons Named Younis

Younis Khan

Younis was born on November 29th, 1977 in Mardan.

Younis Mahmoud

Younis Mahmoud is a soccer player for the Al-Talaba SC, Kirkuk FC, Al-Wahda F.C., Al-Gharafa Sports Club, Al-Arabi SC (Qatar), Al-Wakrah Sport Club, Al Sadd SC, Al-Ahli Saudi FC, Erbil SC, Iraq national under-20 football team, Iraq national under-23 football team, and Iraq national football team. Younis was born on February 3rd, 1983 in Al-Dibs, Kirkuk, Iraq.

Younis al-Mauritani

Younis is also known as DuspectedAl-Qaedachief.

Younis al-Ahmed

Younis al-Ahmed is a Regional Secretary of the Regional Command of the Iraqi Regional Branch and Regional Secretary of theRegional Commandof theIraqi Regional Branch. Younis was born in 1949 in al-Mowall, Mosul, Iraq.

Younis Ahmed

Younis Ahmed is a cricketer.

Younis Khamis

Younis Khamis is a basketball player for the Al Wasl SC. Younis was born on July 23rd, 1982 in Dubai.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Younis

Notable Persons With the Last Name Younis

Waqar Younis

Waqar Younis is a cricketer. Waqar was born on November 16th, 1971 in Vehari, Punjab, Pakistan.

Zaf Younis

Qasar Younis

Fawaz Younis

Fawaz was born in 1959.


Waed is an arabic music musician. She was most prominent from 2001 to present. Waed was given the name Hanan Bakr Younis .

Alfredo Sfeir

Alfredo Sfeir is an economist at the world bank and business engineering. Alfredo was given the name Alfredo Juan Sfeir Younis on September 26th, 1947 in Santiago.

  • Mahmoud Younis
  • Robert Younis
    Soccer Player

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Younis U.S.
  White 66.57% 64.26%
  African American 7.01% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 16.95% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 6.25% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Younis

People with the last name Younis are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Younis

  • How Popular is the name Younis? Younis is the 21,061st most popular name of all time. As a last name Younis was the 23,899th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Younis have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 339 babies born with the first name Younis in the United States. That's more than enough people named Younis to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Younis? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1999 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Younis first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Younis is Saturday, January 15th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Younis born? The highest recorded use of the first name Younis was in 2019 with a total of 54 babies.
  • Random Younis Factoid: According to the 2018 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Younis is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 8 babies in New York have the same name in 2018.
  • Weird things about the name Younis: The name spelled backwards is Sinuoy. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Usoniy. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Younis? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,056 people with the last name Younis.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Younis? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Younis as their last name since less than 1 person in 278k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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