Name Yusuf - meaning, origin, popularity 

Yusuf name meaning

What does Yusuf mean?

Gender: Boy
Origin: Hebrew
Usage: Arabic, Turkish, Swahili, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and Finnish
Meaning: He Shall Add to his Power, The Lord Increases, A Prophet's Name and God will Add
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Prevalent boy name Yusuf is used particulary in Arabic, Danish, Turkish, Swahili, Swedish, Finnish and Norwegian. Its origin is in Hebrew, Yusuf means "He Shall Add to his Power, The Lord Increases, A Prophet's Name or God will Add". Yusuf is derivative of Joseph. Joseph is Latin cognate of Ιωσηφ, the Greek Spelling of the Hebrew Name יוֹסֵף Meaning He Will Add. Joseph means God Would Multiply and God will Increase is of Hebrew origin.

Variants of Yusuf

Jussuf, Josef, Joseph, Josip, Guiseppe, Joey, Aaronjoseph, Josephanthony, Giuseppe, Jonah, Joei, Joel, Jo, Aharon, Aaron, Anthony

Names that rhyme with Yusuf

How popular is the name Yusuf?

a popular name in England and Wales having over 7933 recievers in 23 years of usage. Recently peaking at the charts, 617 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 105th position. Moreover, the moniker has been to the top 500 baby names 23 times A common name in United States with over 7467 new-borns have been given the name since 1949. Currently the moniker is on a rise, in 2018, 496 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 564th position. Also, In France, Yusuf was once a common name since emerging in 1974 it has been given to over 3459 babies. At its zenith in 2015,. However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 45 years but it is still going strong. Also, Yusuf is common in Netherlands where over 562 new-borns have been given the name since 2015. When at its peak in 2015, the moniker grabbed the 127th spot and 129 baby boys were given the name.

Yusuf is a familiar baby name in Belgium, it has been in use since 1995 and was able to reach the top 200 names. Recently in 2016, 87 babies were given Yusuf and it reached its peak ranking, 148 on boy names chart. Over 1130 babies in Belgium have been named Yusuf. The first name is a unique baby name in Switzerland, it has been in use since 1998 and was able to reach the top 300 names. In 2015, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 281 on boy names chart when 31 babies were named Yusuf. There are over 322 babies that have been given the name Yusuf in Switzerland.

Yusuf is an uncommon baby name in Ireland, its highest ever rank is 369 (1998) in its 16 years run on Ireland naming chart. However things change on global perspective, Yusuf is extremely popular in Nigeria where every 1 in 300 have the name as well as in, Turkey, Indonesia and India. Also the baby name is popular in Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Bangladesh, Northern Cyprus, Sudan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Egypt, South Africa, Malawi, Sierra Leone and Malaysia. At least, 1670000 people around the globe have been given the name as per our findings.

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Yusuf in Nordic countries

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Numerological analysis of Yusuf

You don't work hard enough because you rely on luck. Although you like to play the card of insensitivity when it comes to love, deep inside you wish you find someone who's going to melt your icy heart. You believe that all living beings on this earth were born to enjoy and not kill ourselves from work to survive. You are an introspective, courageous, and mindful person. When you focus on something, you don't let go until you realize the thing. You are sociable, outgoing and open to new friendships.

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Famous people named Yusuf

    Yusuf Lule, was provisional president of Uganda between 13 April and 20 June 1979
  • Yusuf ibn Tashfin, was leader of the Berber Moroccan Almoravid empire
  • Yusuf al-Mu'taman ibn Hud, third king of the Banu Hud dynasty
  • Yusuf Dadoo, South African Communist and an anti-apartheid activist
  • Yusuf Saad Kamel, was the 2009 world champion at 1500 meters
  • Yusuf II, Almohad caliph, redirects here
  • Yusuf Adil Shah, founder of the Adil Shahi dynasty that ruled the Sultanate of Bijapur for nearly two centuries
  • Yusuf Karamanli, best-known Pasha of the Karamanli dynasty of Tripolitania
  • Yusuf Olatunji, Nigerian Sakara drum player
  • Yusuf Hamadani, first of the group of Central Asian Sufi teachers known simply as 'Khwajagan' of the Naqshbandi order
  • Yusuf Haji Nur, Somali politician
  • Yusuf Motala, Indian Muslim scholar of Islam
  • Yusuf Ma Dexin, Hui Chinese scholar of Islam
  • Yusuf Alli, retired Nigerian long jumper
  • Yusuf Öztürk, Turkish midfielder
  • Yusuf Meherally, Indian freedom fighter and socialist leader
  • Yusuf ibn Abi'l-Saj, Sajid amir of Azerbaijan from 901 until his death
  • Yusuf Çetin, Turkish Christian religious leader
  • Yusuf Biwott, Kenyan long-distance runner
  • Yusuf Ali Kenadid, Somali Sultan
  • Yusuf ibn Abd al-Rahman al-Mizzi, Islamic scholar from the Levant
  • Yusuf Akçura, prominent Turkish politician
  • Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Egyptian Islamic theologian based in Doha, Qatar
  • Yusuf Estes, American preacher from Texas
  • Yusuf Salman Yusuf, ethnic Assyrian and was one of the first Iraqi communist activists and was first secretary of the Iraqi Communist Party
  • Yusuf al-Khal, Lebanese poet of Syrian descent
  • Yusuf al-'Azma, Syrian minister of war
  • Yusuf Hamied, Indian scientist and billionaire businessman
  • Yusuf Idris, Egyptian writer of plays, short stories
  • Yusuf an-Nabhani, Palestinian Sunni Islamic scholar, judge
  • Yusuf Bey, Black Muslim activist and leader
  • Yusuf Arakkal, Malayali painter
  • Yusuf Khattak, Pakistani politician, left-wing intellectual
  • Yusuf Mohammed Siad, Somali islamist and former Minister
  • Yusuf Abdulla, retired South African cricketer
  • Yusuf Pathan, Indian cricketer
  • Yusuf Grillo, contemporary Nigerian artist
  • Yusuf Mohamed, Nigerian football defender
  • Yusuf Soysal, Turkish football goalkeeper
  • Yusuf Altıntaş, Turkish former football player and coach
  • Yusuf Akgün in Su ve Ates as Actor
  • Yusuf Al-Rahman in Niya as Director
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  • Yusuf Bassir in Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur as Actor
  • Yusuf Hussain in Dhoom:2 as Actor
  • Yusuf Khan in Amar Akbar Anthony as Actor
  • Yusuf A. Ahmed in Tomorrowland as Stunts
  • Yusuf Gatewood in The Interpreter as Actor
  • Yusuf ibn Tašufin Yusuf ibn Taşufuf Naisir ad-Din ibn Talakakinin was a Almoravid emir, first of the Berber dynasty of the Almoravids, who reigned over Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, part of Spain and Portugal and the west of
  • Yusuf Atilgan is writer of movie Motherland Hotel
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  • Yusuf Wahbi characterized leading role of Jalal in 1935 drama, romance movie Al defaa.

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