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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hussein

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  1. King of Jordan credited with creating stability at home and seeking peace with Israel (1935-1999)
  2. Iraqi leader who waged war against Iran; his invasion of Kuwait led to the Gulf War (born in 1937)
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  1. Alternative spelling of Husayn

Notable Persons Named Hussein

Hussein was royalty. He has had major accomplishments since 1952. Hussein was born as the child of Talal of Jordan and Zein al-Sharaf Talal on November 14th, 1935 in Amman. He died on February 7th, 1999.

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Hussein bin Abdullah is royalty. He holds the title Crown Prince of Jordan. Hussein was born as the child of Abdullah II of Jordan and Queen Rania of Jordan on June 28th, 1994 in Amman.

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Hussein bin Ali is royalty. His career lasted from 1924 to 1924. Hussein was born in Istanbul.

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Hussein Fatal was a musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1990 to 1990. Hussein was given the name Bruce Edward Washington, Jr. on April 3rd, 1977 in Montclair, New Jersey, U.S. He left this life on July 10th, 2015.

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Hussein Onn was a Prime Minister of Malaysia, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, and 1st President ofInternational Islamic University of Malaysia. His military service ended in 1945. Hussein was born on February 12th, 1922 in Johor Bahru, British Malaya. He breathed his last breath on May 28th, 1990.

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Hussein Kamel al-Majid was a Minister of Military Industries. Hussein was born in Kingdom of Iraq. He passed away on February 23rd, 1996.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Hussein

Saddam Hussein was a Secretary of the National Command of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party, Regional Secretary of the Regional Command of the Iraqi Regional Branch, Member of the Regional Command of the Iraqi Regional Branch, 5th President of Iraq, Chairman of the Revolution. Saddam was born on April 28th, 1937 in Al-Awja. He died on December 30th, 2006.

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Uday Hussein was an office holder. His military service ended in 2003. Uday was born on June 18th, 1964 in Tikrit. He breathed his last breath on July 22nd, 2003.

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Gamal Abdel Nasser was a President of Egypt, Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement, Prime Minister of Egypt, Deputy Prime Minister of Egypt, Minister of the Interior, Chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council, Secretary General of theNon-Aligned Movement, Law enforcem. His military service ended in 1952. Gamal was given the name Gamal Abdel Nasser Hussein on January 15th, 1918 in Alexandria, Sultanate of Egypt. He breathed his last breath on September 28th, 1970.

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Hussein was royalty. He has had major accomplishments since 1952. Hussein was born as the child of Talal of Jordan and Zein al-Sharaf Talal on November 14th, 1935 in Amman. He died on February 7th, 1999.

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Qusay Hussein was a Director of the Iraqi Special Security Organization and Director of theIraqi Special Security Organization. His military service ended in 2003. Qusay was born on May 17th, 1966 in Baghdad, Iraq. He passed away on July 22nd, 2003.

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Babrak Karmal was a president. He was most active from 1979 to 1986. Babrak was given the name Sultan Hussein on January 6th, 1929 in Kamari. He passed away on December 3rd, 1996.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1967 6 0 6
1970 8 0 8
1974 9 0 9
1976 10 0 10
1977 13 0 13
1978 14 0 14
1979 14 0 14
1980 19 0 19
1981 19 0 19
1982 15 0 15
1983 22 0 22
1984 20 0 20
1985 29 0 29
1986 29 0 29
1987 28 0 28
1988 33 0 33
1989 40 0 40
1990 53 0 53
1991 41 0 41
1992 48 0 48
1993 47 0 47
1994 45 0 45
1995 63 0 63
1996 53 0 53
1997 62 0 62
1998 68 0 68
1999 71 0 71
2000 87 0 87
2001 73 0 73
2002 96 0 96
2003 81 0 81
2004 79 0 79
2005 84 0 84
2006 80 0 80
2007 91 0 91
2008 82 0 82
2009 111 0 111
2010 90 0 90
2011 95 0 95
2012 96 0 96
2013 115 0 115
2014 116 0 116
2015 135 0 135
2016 123 0 123
2017 127 0 127

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Popularity of Hussein as a first name

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Common last names for Hussein

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Common first names for Hussein

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hussein U.S.
  White 39.61% 64.26%
  African American 45.57% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 7.49% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.07% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.40% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.85% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hussein

People with the last name Hussein are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Hussein

  • How Popular is the name Hussein? Hussein is the 5,662nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Hussein was the 4,903rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Hussein have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,640 babies born with the first name Hussein in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hussein to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hussein? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1967 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Hussein first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hussein is Sunday, January 20th, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Hussein born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hussein was in 2015 with a total of 135 babies.
  • Random Hussein Factoid: According to the 1997 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Hussein is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 9 babies in California have the same name as you in 1997.
  • Weird things about the name Hussein: Your name in reverse order is Niessuh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Snheuis. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hussein? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,182 people with the last name Hussein.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hussein? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Hussein 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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