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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Younis

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  • According to a user from Iraq, the name Younis is of Islamic / Muslim origin and means "The name of Prophet Yunus for that name is Islamic".
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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Younis

Younis was born on November 29th, 1977 in Mardan.


Younis Mahmoud is a soccer player for the Al-Talaba SC, Kirkuk FC, Al-Wahda F.C., Al-Gharafa Sports Club, Al-Arabi SC (Qatar), Al-Wakrah Sport Club, Al Sadd SC, Al-Ahli Saudi FC, Erbil SC, Iraq national under-20 football team, Iraq national under-23 football team, and Iraq national football team. Younis was born on February 3rd, 1983 in Al-Dibs, Kirkuk, Iraq.


Younis is also known as DuspectedAl-Qaedachief.


Younis al-Ahmed is a Regional Secretary of the Regional Command of the Iraqi Regional Branch and Regional Secretary of theRegional Commandof theIraqi Regional Branch. Younis was born in 1949 in al-Mowall, Mosul, Iraq.


Younis Ahmed is a cricketer.


Younis Khamis is a basketball player for the Al Wasl SC. Younis was born on July 23rd, 1982 in Dubai.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Younis

Waqar Younis is a cricketer. Waqar was born on November 16th, 1971 in Vehari, Punjab, Pakistan.




Fawaz was born in 1959.


Waed is an arabic music musician. She was most prominent from 2001 to present. Waed was given the name Hanan Bakr Younis .


Alfredo Sfeir is an economist at the world bank and business engineering. Alfredo was given the name Alfredo Juan Sfeir Younis on September 26th, 1947 in Santiago.


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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Younis as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Younis U.S.
  White 66.57% 64.26%
  African American 7.01% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 16.95% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 6.25% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Younis

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

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Fun Facts about the name Younis

  • How Popular is the name Younis? Younis is the 24,607th most popular name of all time. As a last name Younis was the 23,899th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Younis have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 238 babies born with the first name Younis in the United States. That's more than enough people named Younis to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Younis? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1999 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Younis first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Younis is Saturday, January 15th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Younis born? The highest recorded use of the first name Younis was in 2017 with a total of 42 babies.
  • Random Younis Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Younis is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 7 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Younis: Your name in reverse order is Sinuoy. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Suyion. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Younis? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,056 people with the last name Younis.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Younis? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Younis as their last name since less than 1 person in 278k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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