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3k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Yusef

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Alt. Meaning

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

U is for unite, you bring people together.

S is for sincere, a model of truth.

E is for empathy, and your consideration for the feelings of others

F is for future, always looking ahead.

Notable Persons Named Yusef

Yusef Abdul Lateef was a new-age music, jazz, post-bop, jazz fusion, swing music, hard bop, third stream, and world music musician. He plays Tenor saxophone, Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Bamboo musical instruments, Shehnai, Shofar, Arghul, Koto (instrument), Piano, and Vocals. His career lasted from 1955 to 2013. Yusef was given the name William Emanuel Huddleston on October 9th, 1920 in United States. Yusef is also known as Yusef Lateef. He left this life on December 23rd, 2013.

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Yusef Komunyakaa is a writer. Yusef was given the name James William Brown on April 29th, 1941.

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Yusef Hawkins is a student. Yusef was born on March 19th, 1973.

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Yusef ben Hassan of Morocco is a monarch. He holds the title Sultan of Morocco. His career lasted from 1912 to 1927.

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Yusef Ahmed is a soccer player for the Al-Arabi SC (Qatar), Al Sadd SC, Qatar SC, Qatar national under-17 football team, Qatar national under-23 football team, and Qatar national football team. Yusef was born on October 14th, 1988 in Medina, Saudi Arabia. Yusef is also known as Ali and Yusef Ahmed.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Yusef

Anatol Yusef is an actor. Anatol was born on September 7th, 1978 in Barking, East London, UK.

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Malik Yusef is a hip hop music, contemporary r&b, and spoken word spoken word performer, poet, and spoken word. He has been prominent since 1995. Malik was born on April 4th, 1971.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1962 9 0 9
1964 12 0 12
1965 10 0 10
1966 8 0 8
1967 17 0 17
1968 12 0 12
1969 23 0 23
1970 46 0 46
1971 42 0 42
1972 56 0 56
1973 52 0 52
1974 37 0 37
1975 45 0 45
1976 55 0 55
1977 43 0 43
1978 43 0 43
1979 38 0 38
1980 36 0 36
1981 45 0 45
1982 46 0 46
1983 27 0 27
1984 30 0 30
1985 29 0 29
1986 26 0 26
1987 20 0 20
1988 43 0 43
1989 44 0 44
1990 53 0 53
1991 45 0 45
1992 45 0 45
1993 51 0 51
1994 53 0 53
1995 48 0 48
1996 53 0 53
1997 50 0 50
1998 46 0 46
1999 51 0 51
2000 51 0 51
2001 53 0 53
2002 58 0 58
2003 43 0 43
2004 55 0 55
2005 65 0 65
2006 81 0 81
2007 88 0 88
2008 82 0 82
2009 69 0 69
2010 80 0 80
2011 71 0 71
2012 69 0 69
2013 55 0 55
2014 76 0 76
2015 75 0 75
2016 51 0 51
2017 58 0 58

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Popularity of Yusef as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Yusef U.S.
  White 33.33% 64.26%
  African American 45.16% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 6.99% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 7.53% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.99% 16.26%

Of Last Name Yusef

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

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Fun Facts about the name Yusef

  • How Popular is the name Yusef? Yusef is the 5,772nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Yusef was the 97,671st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Yusef have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,569 babies born with the first name Yusef in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yusef 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 Yusef? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1962 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Yusef first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yusef is Thursday, August 26th, 1909.
  • What year had the most people named Yusef born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yusef was in 2007 with a total of 88 babies.
  • Random Yusef Factoid: According to the 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yusef is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 1990.
  • Weird things about the name Yusef: Your name in reverse order is Fesuy. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ufesy. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Yusef? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 186 people with the last name Yusef.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Yusef? Yusef is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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