Yusuf

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Yusuf

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  • According to a user from India, the name Yusuf is of Urdu,Indian origin and means "Name of leader".
  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Yusuf is of Arabic origin and means "God increases in piety, knowledge and power".

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Wiktionary

From Hebrew.

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Joseph

Notable Persons Named Yusuf

Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens is a folk music, pop music, rock music, and islamic music musician. He plays Vocals, guitar, piano, Bass guitar, Mandolin, Organ (music), Mellotron, Double bass, Ovation Guitar Company, Baldwin Piano Company, Epiphone Casino, Rhodes piano, Fender Telecaster, Gibson Everly Brothers Flattop, Gibson ES-335, and Gibson J-200. He holds the title The First Cut is the Deepest", Father, Son", Later", Old Schoolyard", and Was Dog a Doughnut?". His ongoing career started in 1965. Yusuf was given the name Steven Demetre Georgiou on July 21st, 1948 in Marylebone, London, England. Yusuf is also known as Steve Adams.

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Yusuf Gatewood is an actor. He was most prominent from 2000 to present. Yusuf was given the name Joseph Keith Gatewood on September 12th, 1982 in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Yusuf is also known as Yusuf K. Gatewood.

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Yusuf was given the name Joseph Estes on January 1st, 1944 in Ohio, United States.

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Yusuf was born on November 17th, 1982 in Baroda, Gujarat, India.

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He was most active from 1999 to present. Josef was given the name Yusuf Altın on February 12th, 1983 in London. Josef is also known as Yousef Altin.

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Yusuf ibn Tashfin is a monarch. He holds the title Sultan of Morocco. His career lasted from 1061 to 1106.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Yusuf

Sami Yusuf is a musician. He has been prominent since 2003. Sami was born in Tehran.

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Mohammed was born on January 29th, 1970. He breathed his last breath on July 30th, 2009.

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He holds the title Governor of Iraq and List of Umayyad governors of Iraq. Al-Hajjaj was born in 661 in Ta'if, the Hejaz. He left this life in 714.

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Imam Abu Yusuf was a philosopher. Imam was born in 113. He died in 798.

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Imran Yusuf is an observational comedy comedian. Imran was born on November 26th, 1979 in Mombasa.

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Muhammad was born in 1372 in Mecca.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1949 5 0 5
1960 5 0 5
1961 6 0 6
1964 7 0 7
1965 6 0 6
1967 7 0 7
1968 8 0 8
1969 10 0 10
1970 22 0 22
1971 20 0 20
1972 26 0 26
1973 33 0 33
1974 39 0 39
1975 47 0 47
1976 39 0 39
1977 52 0 52
1978 65 0 65
1979 49 0 49
1980 48 0 48
1981 41 0 41
1982 37 0 37
1983 42 0 42
1984 52 0 52
1985 54 0 54
1986 36 0 36
1987 34 0 34
1988 45 0 45
1989 59 0 59
1990 48 0 48
1991 59 0 59
1992 60 0 60
1993 68 0 68
1994 63 0 63
1995 85 0 85
1996 82 0 82
1997 68 0 68
1998 96 0 96
1999 106 0 106
2000 121 0 121
2001 162 0 162
2002 146 0 146
2003 161 0 161
2004 173 0 173
2005 183 0 183
2006 211 0 211
2007 276 0 276
2008 272 0 272
2009 297 0 297
2010 324 0 324
2011 320 0 320
2012 384 0 384
2013 415 0 415
2014 469 0 469
2015 468 0 468
2016 496 0 496
2017 477 0 477

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Popularity of Yusuf as a first name

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Popularity of Yusuf as a last name

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Common last names for Yusuf

  • Ali
  • Muhammad
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Yusuf U.S.
  White 7.07% 64.26%
  African American 72.45% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 14.89% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.40% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.82% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.37% 16.26%

Of Last Name Yusuf

People with the last name Yusuf are most frequently African American or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Yusuf

  • How Popular is the name Yusuf? Yusuf is the 3,097th most popular name of all time. As a last name Yusuf was the 8,280th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Yusuf have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,984 babies born with the first name Yusuf in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yusuf to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Yusuf? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1949 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Yusuf first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yusuf is Friday, March 7th, 1890.
  • What year had the most people named Yusuf born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yusuf was in 2016 with a total of 496 babies.
  • Random Yusuf Factoid: According to the 1976 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yusuf 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 1976.
  • Weird things about the name Yusuf: Your name in reverse order is Fusuy. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Usuyf. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Yusuf? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,003 people with the last name Yusuf.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Yusuf? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Yusuf as their last name.

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