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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hossein

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  • A submission from Iran says the name Hossein means "Good" and is of Arabic origin.

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Notable Persons Named Hossein

He was most prominent from 2012 to 2012. Hossein was born on September 14th, 1994 in Abadan, Iran.


Hossein Rezazadeh is an athlete. Hossein was born on May 12th, 1978 in Ardabil.


Hossein Nasr is a philosopher. Hossein was born on April 7th, 1933 in Tehran.


Hossein Amini is a screenwriter and film director. Hossein was born on January 18th, 1966 in Pahlavi dynasty.


Hossein Dehghan is a military personnel. His military service ended in 2004. Hossein was born on March 2nd, 1957 in Pudeh, Isfahan.


His military service ended in 2015.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Hossein

Robert Hossein is an actor and film director. Robert was born on December 30th, 1927 in Paris.


André Hossein was a composer, tar soloist, tar (string instrument), and composerandtarsoloist. André was given the name Aminoullah Hosseinoff in 1905 in Samarkand. He passed away on August 9th, 1983.


Ali was born on April 28th, 1982.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hossein U.S.
  White 41.02% 64.26%
  African American 11.33% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 25.39% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 3.52% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 11.72% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.03% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hossein

People with the last name Hossein are most frequently White, African American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Two or More Ethnicities

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Fun Facts about the name Hossein

  • How Popular is the name Hossein? Hossein is the 50,818th most popular name of all time. As a last name Hossein was the 75,317th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Hossein have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 40 babies born with the first name Hossein in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hossein? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1975 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Hossein first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hossein is Tuesday, June 20th, 1899.
  • What year had the most people named Hossein born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hossein was in 1982 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Hossein: Your name in reverse order is Niessoh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hesosni. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hossein? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 256 people with the last name Hossein.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hossein? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Hossein as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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