Hussein

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Hussein
حُسَيْن
Calligraphic representation of Al-Hussein name
PronunciationArabic: [ħuˈsajn, -eːn, ħo-, ħʊ-]
Egyptian Arabic: [ħeˈseːn, ħoˈseːn]
Persian: [ho'sejn]
Turkish: [hyˈsejin]
GenderMale
Origin
Word/nameArabic
MeaningHandsome
Region of originArabia
Other names
Related namesHassan, Houssin, Husseini, Ousseni, Ousseynou

Hussein, Hossein, Hussain, Hossain, Huseyn, Husayn, Husein, or Husain (/hˈsn/; Arabic: حُسَيْن Ḥusayn), coming from the triconsonantal root Ḥ-S-N (Arabic: ح س ن), is an Arabic name which is the diminutive of Hassan, meaning "good", "handsome" or "beautiful". It is commonly given as a male given name, particularly among Shias.[1] In Persian language contexts, the transliterations Ḥosayn, Hosayn, or Hossein are sometimes used.[2] In the transliteration of Indo-Aryan languages, the forms "Hussain" or "Hossain" may be used. Other variants include Husên, Husejin, Husejn, Husain, Hisên, Hussain, Husayin, Hussayin, Hüseyin, Husseyin, Huseyn, Hossain, Hosein, Husseyn (etc.). The Encyclopaedia of Islam, which follows a standardized way for transliterating Arabic names, used the form "Ḥusain" in its first edition and "Ḥusayn" in its second and third editions.[3][4][5]

This name was not used in the pre-Islamic period,[6] and is recorded to have been first used by the Islamic prophet Muhammad when he named his grandson Husayn ibn Ali, saying he had been commanded to do so by Allah through the archangel Gabriel.[6]

Given name[edit]

Hossein[edit]

Houssein[edit]

Husain[edit]

Husayn[edit]

Husein[edit]

Hussain[edit]

Hussein[edit]

Hüseyin[edit]

Huseyn[edit]

Hüseyin[edit]

Hossain[edit]

Middle name[edit]

Patronymic title[edit]

Surname[edit]

Hossain[edit]

Hosein / Hossein[edit]

Husain[edit]

Hussain[edit]

Husayn[edit]

Hussein[edit]

Family of Saddam Hussein of Iraq[edit]

Royal family of Jordan[edit]

Huseyin / Hüseyin[edit]

Huseyn / Hüseyn[edit]

  • Mehdi Huseyn (1909–1965), Azerbaijani and Soviet writer and critic

Huseynov / Guseynov / Гусейнов[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Discovering Islam: Making Sense of Muslim History by Akbar S. Ahmed, 1988, page 57.
  2. ^ E.g. in Encyclopedia Iranica, the spelling Ḥosayn is found (Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi, "Shahrbanu" in Encyclopedia Iranica (2005) [1] Archived March 11, 2007, at the Wayback Machine)
  3. ^ Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936) — Brill
  4. ^ Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition — Brill
  5. ^ Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE — Brill
  6. ^ a b al-Qarashi, Baqir Sharif (2007). The life of Imam Husain ('a). Qum: Ansariyan Publications.