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Yusuf

First Name
8k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
4k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

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Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Yusuf

User Submitted Origins

Arabic
67%
Urdu
17%
Jewish
7%
New Zealand
3%
Hebrew
3%
Indonesian
3%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to 2 people from the United Kingdom, the name Yusuf is of Arabic origin and means "God increases in piety, knowledge and power".
  2. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Yusuf is of Arabic origin and means "God increases (in piety, power and influence)".
  3. According to a user from Canada, the name Yusuf means "Increased by god".
  4. A submission from Illinois, U.S. says the name Yusuf means "God increases" and is of Hebrew origin.
  5. A submission from Oman says the name Yusuf means "Epic" and is of New Zealand origin.
  6. According to a user from Ohio, U.S., the name Yusuf is of Arabic origin and means "Wealthy".
  7. A user from Israel says the name Yusuf is of Jewish origin and means "The meaning is: 'to add'. So she named him Joseph, which is to say, 'May the LORD add another son for me.' (genesis 30:24)".
  8. According to a user from Bangladesh, the name Yusuf is of Arabic origin and means "It is the name of a prophet".
  9. A user from Nigeria says the name Yusuf is of Arabic origin and means "Royalty".
  10. According to a user from Singapore, the name Yusuf means "King".
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From Hebrew.

  1. A male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Joseph

Notable Persons Named Yusuf

Notable Persons Named Yusuf

Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens

Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens is a folk music, pop music, rock music, and islamic music musician. He plays Vocals, guitar, piano, Bass guitar, Mandolin, Organ (music), Mellotron, Double bass, Ovation Guitar Company, Baldwin Piano Company, Epiphone Casino, Rhodes piano, Fender Telecaster, Gibson Everly Brothers Flattop, Gibson ES-335, and Gibson J-200. He holds the title The First Cut is the Deepest", Father, Son", Later", Old Schoolyard", and Was Dog a Doughnut?". His ongoing career started in 1965. Yusuf was given the name Steven Demetre Georgiou on July 21st, 1948 in Marylebone, London, England. Yusuf is also known as Steve Adams.

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Yusuf Gatewood

Yusuf Gatewood is an actor. He was most prominent from 2000 to present. Yusuf was given the name Joseph Keith Gatewood on September 12th, 1982 in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Yusuf is also known as Yusuf K. Gatewood.

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Yusuf Estes

Yusuf was given the name Joseph Estes on January 1st, 1944 in Ohio, United States.

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Yusuf Khan Pathan

Yusuf was born on November 17th, 1982 in Baroda, Gujarat, India.

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Josef Altin

He was most active from 1999 to present. Josef was given the name Yusuf Altın on February 12th, 1983 in London. Josef is also known as Yousef Altin.

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Yusuf ibn Tashfin

Yusuf ibn Tashfin is a monarch. He holds the title Sultan of Morocco. His career lasted from 1061 to 1106.

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  • Yusuf Ismail
  • Yusuf Izzettin Efendi
  • Yusuf al-'Azma
    Office Holder
  • Yusuf Erdoğan
    Soccer Player
  • Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah
  • Yusuf Hassan Abdi
    MP for Kamukunji Constituency
  • Yusuf Ibrahim
  • Yusuf Otubanjo
    Soccer Player
  • Yusuf Zuayyin
    Prime Minister of Syria
  • Yusuf Salman Yusuf
    Secretary of the Iraqi Communist Party
  • Yusuf al-Khal
    Writer
  • Yusuf Güney
    Musician
  • Yusuf Mohamed Ismail
    Ambassador of Somalia to the United Nations Human Rights Office
  • Yusuf Abu Durra

Notable Persons With the Last Name Yusuf

Notable Persons With the Last Name Yusuf

Sami Yusuf

Sami Yusuf is a musician. He has been prominent since 2003. Sami was born in Tehran.

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Mohammed Yusuf

Mohammed was born on January 29th, 1970. He breathed his last breath on July 30th, 2009.

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Al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf

He holds the title Governor of Iraq and List of Umayyad governors of Iraq. Al-Hajjaj was born in 661 in Ta'if, the Hejaz. He left this life in 714.

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Imam Abu Yusuf

Imam Abu Yusuf was a philosopher. Imam was born in 113. He died in 798.

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Imran Yusuf

Imran Yusuf is an observational comedy comedian. Imran was born on November 26th, 1979 in Mombasa.

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Muhammad Ayyub ibn Muhammad Yusuf

Muhammad was born in 1372 in Mecca.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Yusuf U.S.
  White 7.07% 64.26%
  African American 72.45% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 14.89% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.40% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.82% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.37% 16.26%

Of Last Name Yusuf

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

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Fun Facts about the name Yusuf

  • How Popular is the name Yusuf? Yusuf is the 2,962nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Yusuf was the 8,280th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Yusuf have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,986 babies born with the first name Yusuf in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yusuf to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Yusuf? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1949 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Yusuf first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yusuf is Friday, March 7th, 1890.
  • What year had the most people named Yusuf born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yusuf was in 2019 with a total of 514 babies.
  • Random Yusuf Factoid: According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yusuf is not a popular baby boy's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 11 babies in Ohio have the same name in 2004.
  • Weird things about the name Yusuf: The name spelled backwards is Fusuy. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Uysfu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Yusuf? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,003 people with the last name Yusuf.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Yusuf? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Yusuf as their last name.
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