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

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Yousuf

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from India, the name Yousuf is of Arabic origin and means "Beautiful and the name of the prophet of islam".
  2. A user from the United Arab Emirates says the name Yousuf is of Arabic origin and means "A name of a prophet of Islam".
  3. A user from Pakistan says the name Yousuf is of Egyptian origin and means "Beautiful".
  4. A submission from the United Arab Emirates says the name Yousuf means "'God increases' (in piety, power and influence) in Hebrew" and is of Hebrew origin.
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Notable Persons Named Yousuf

Notable Persons Named Yousuf

Yousuf Karsh

Yousuf Karsh was an artist in the field of photography. Yousuf was born on December 23rd, 1908 in Mardin. He died on July 13th, 2002.


Shakeel was given the name Yousuf Kamal on May 29th, 1938 in Bhopal, Bhopal State, British India.

Yousuf Shah Chak

He holds the title Sultan of Kashmir. His career lasted from 1579 to 1586.

Yousuf Khan

Yousuf Khan was an actor. His career lasted from 1954 to 2006. Yousuf was given the name Khan Mohammad on August 1st, 1931 in Firozpur. He left this life on September 20th, 2009.

Yousuf Hussain Khan

Yousuf was born in 1902. He breathed his last breath in 1976.

Yousuf Butt

Yousuf Butt is a soccer player for the Svebølle B&I, Hellerup IK, BK Skjold, IF Skjold Birkerød, Boldklubberne Glostrup Albertslund, Brønshøj BK, Pakistan national under-23 football team, and Pakistan national football team. Yousuf was born on October 18th, 1989 in Toronto.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Yousuf

Notable Persons With the Last Name Yousuf

Mohammad Yousuf

Mohammad Yousuf is a cricketer. Mohammad was born on August 27th, 1974 in Lahore.

Alishba Yousuf

Alishba Yousuf is an actress, vj, and model. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2010 to present. Alishba was born on September 16th, 1985 in Karachi.

Syra Yousuf

Syra Yousuf is an actress, model, and vj. They have had major accomplishments since 2011. Syra was given the name Syra Yousuf Khan in Karachi.

Sardar Muhammad Yousuf

Sardar Muhammad Yousuf is a Member of Parliament and National Assembly of Pakistan. His most notable accomplishments were from 2013 to present. Sardar was born on June 1st, 1952.

Saleem Yousuf

Saleem Yousuf is a cricketer. Saleem was born on December 7th, 1959 in Karachi.

Shimul Yousuf

Shimul Yousuf is an actress and singer. Shimul was born on March 24th, 1957 in Dhaka, East Pakistan.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Yousuf U.S.
  White 11.26% 64.26%
  African American 17.54% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 64.52% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.56% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.31% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.80% 16.26%

Of Last Name Yousuf

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

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Fun Facts about the name Yousuf

  • How Popular is the name Yousuf? Yousuf is the 9,555th most popular name of all time. As a last name Yousuf was the 21,119th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Yousuf have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,224 babies born with the first name Yousuf in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yousuf to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Yousuf? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1983 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Yousuf first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yousuf is Wednesday, January 5th, 1898.
  • What year had the most people named Yousuf born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yousuf was in 2019 with a total of 90 babies.
  • Random Yousuf Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yousuf is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 9 babies in New York have the same name in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Yousuf: The name spelled backwards is Fusuoy. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ouufys. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Yousuf? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,243 people with the last name Yousuf.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Yousuf? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Yousuf as their last name since less than 1 person in 238k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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