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

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Yousef

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from the United Kingdom says the name Yousef means "Smart,handsome,and cool" and is of Arabic origin.
  2. A submission from Canada says the name Yousef means "Smarter than most".
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Borrowed from Arabic يُوسُف‎ (yūsuf), equivalent to English Joseph.

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

Notable Persons Named Yousef

Notable Persons Named Yousef

Yousef Abu-Taleb

Yousef Abu-Taleb is an actor/producer, actor, and film producer. He was most active from 2006 to present. Yousef was born in Arlington County, Virginia.

Yousef Al Otaiba

Yousef was born on January 19th, 1974.

Yousef Taha

Yousef Taha is a basketball player for the Star Hotshots, Air21 Express, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, GlobalPort Batang Pier, and San Miguel Beermen in the Philippine Basketball Association. His ongoing career started in 2012. Yousef was born on July 8th, 1988 in Kuwait.

Yousef Saad

Yousef Sweid

Yousef Sweid is a musician. Yousef was given the name Yousef Sweid on June 22nd, 1976.

Yousef Moualem

  • Yousef Jabareen
  • Yousef VI Emmanuel II Thomas
    Christian Bishop
  • Yousef Al-Jarrah
  • Yousef Pashtun
    Senior Adviser Minister to the President on Construction
  • Yousef Khanfar
  • Yousef El-Issa
  • Yousef Mahafdha

Notable Persons With the Last Name Yousef

Notable Persons With the Last Name Yousef

Mosab Hassan Yousef

Mosab was born Mosab Hassan Yousef as the child of Hassan Yousef on May 5th, 1978 in Ramallah. Mosab is also known as Joseph.

Hassan Yousef

Hassan was born in 1955 in Ramallah.

Farrah Yousef

Farrah Yousef is a pop music, country music, and arabic pop music musician. She plays Cello and Oud. Farrah was born on July 20th, 1989 in Tartus. Farrah is also known as Farah Youssef, Farah Yousef, and فرح يوسف.

Ahmed Yousef

Saadi Yousef

Saadi Yousef is a writer. Saadi was born in Abu Al-Khaseeb.

Tarik Yousef

Tarik is also known as el-Magariaf and Tarik Yousef.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Yousef U.S.
  White 80.00% 64.26%
  African American 4.08% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.34% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 6.59% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Yousef

People with the last name Yousef are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Yousef

  • How Popular is the name Yousef? Yousef is the 3,781st most popular name of all time. As a last name Yousef was the 13,246th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Yousef have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,244 babies born with the first name Yousef in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yousef to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Yousef? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1970 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Yousef first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yousef is Thursday, April 25th, 1895.
  • What year had the most people named Yousef born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yousef was in 2017 with a total of 330 babies.
  • Random Yousef Factoid: According to the 1984 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yousef is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name in 1984.
  • Weird things about the name Yousef: The name spelled backwards is Fesuoy. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Euoysf. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Yousef? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,305 people with the last name Yousef.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Yousef? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Yousef as their last name since less than 1 person in 128k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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