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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hussain

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  • A user from Virginia, United States says the name Hussain is of Arabic origin and means "The Beautiful or Handsome also known as leader".

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International Interest
  1. Alternative spelling of Husayn

Notable Persons Named Hussain

Hussain Kuwajerwala is an actor, anchor, model, model (people), and anchorandmodel. Hussain was born in Mumbai.


Hussain Muhammad Ershad is a 10th President of Bangladesh, Chief of Army Staff, and Chief of Army Staff of the Bangladesh Army. His military service ended in 1971. Hussain was born on February 1st, 1930 in Dinhata.


Hussain was born in 1956 in Dubai.


Hussain Al Jassmi is an arabic music and khaliji (music) singer and composer. He has had major accomplishments since 2002. Hussain was born Hussain Al Jassmi on August 25th, 1979.


DhoomBros is a youtube personality, actors, dancers, entertainers, djs, and disc jockey. They were most prominent from 2008 to present. DhoomBros was given the name Hussain Asif, Shehryaar Asif, Atif Khan and Waqas Riaz in 19.


Hussain was born in 1943 in Bantava, Gujrat, India.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Hussain

Nadiya Jamir Hussain is a television personality, newspaper columnist, and celebrity. She was most active from 2015 to 2015. Nadiya was born on December 25th, 1984 in Luton, England.


Adil Hussain is an actor. He was most prominent from 1999 to present. Adil was born on October 5th, 1963 in Goalpara, Assam, India.


Zakir Hussain is a hindustani classical music, jazz fusion, and world music tabla maestro and tabla. He plays Tabla. He was most prominent from 1963 to present. Zakir was born on March 9th, 1951.


Mamnoon Hussain is a 12th President of Pakistan, and Governor of Sindh. Mamnoon was born on December 23rd, 1940 in Agra.


Sara Loren is an actress and model. She was most prominent from 2007 to present. Sara was given the name Mona Lizza Hussain . Sara is also known as Lizza Hussain and Mona.


Tahir Hussain was a producer, director, screenwriter, and actor. His career lasted from 1961 to 1994. Tahir was born in 1938. He breathed his last breath on February 2nd, 2010.


How popular is the baby name Hussain in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1978 8 0 8
1980 9 0 9
1981 5 0 5
1982 15 0 15
1983 17 0 17
1984 15 0 15
1985 14 0 14
1986 17 0 17
1987 17 0 17
1988 18 0 18
1989 12 0 12
1990 12 0 12
1991 10 0 10
1992 12 0 12
1993 20 0 20
1994 18 0 18
1995 32 0 32
1996 27 0 27
1997 21 0 21
1998 25 0 25
1999 36 0 36
2000 31 0 31
2001 39 0 39
2002 35 0 35
2003 38 0 38
2004 44 0 44
2005 32 0 32
2006 39 0 39
2007 33 0 33
2008 54 0 54
2009 55 0 55
2010 59 0 59
2011 68 0 68
2012 60 0 60
2013 65 0 65
2014 62 0 62
2015 86 0 86
2016 93 0 93
2017 97 0 97
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Hussain

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Hussain as a first name

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Popularity of Hussain as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hussain U.S.
  White 10.94% 64.26%
  African American 5.24% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 76.92% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.44% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.62% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.84% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hussain

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

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Fun Facts about the name Hussain

  • How Popular is the name Hussain? Hussain is the 8,729th most popular name of all time. As a last name Hussain was the 2,146th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Hussain have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,350 babies born with the first name Hussain in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hussain 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 Hussain? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1978 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Hussain first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hussain is Sunday, June 5th, 1898.
  • What year had the most people named Hussain born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hussain was in 2017 with a total of 97 babies.
  • Random Hussain Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Hussain is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 9 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Hussain: Your name in reverse order is Niassuh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Asnhsui. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hussain? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 16,909 people with the last name Hussain.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hussain? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Hussain as their last name.

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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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