Yusuf

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Yusu
PronunciationArabic: [ˈjuːsʊf, ˈjuːsɪf]
Egyptian Arabic: [ˈjuːsɪf]
GenderMale
Language(s)Aramaic, Syriac, Hebrew, Arabic
Origin
Language(s)Hebrew
Other names
Cognate(s)Joseph

Yusuf (Arabic: يوسفYūsuf and Yūsif) is a male Arabic name, meaning "God increases" (in piety, power and influence) in Hebrew.[1]

It is also transliterated in various other ways including Jusuf, Yosef, Yossef, Youcef, Yousaf, Yousef, Yousif, Yousof, Youssef, Youssif, Youssof, Youssouf, Youssuf, Yousuf, Yusaf, Yusef, Yuseff, Yusof, Yussef or Yusuph.

It is the Arabic equivalent of the Hebrew name Yosef and the English name Joseph.

Yesuf is a cognate Ethiopian name, derived from the Hebrew and Arabic origin.

Given name[edit]

Jusuf[edit]

Yossef[edit]

  • Yossef Karami (born 1983), Iranian Taekwondo athlete
  • Yossef Romano (1940–1972), Libyan-born Israeli weightlifter (also known as Joseph Romano or Yossi Romano), killed in the 1972 Munich massacre

Youcef[edit]

Yousef[edit]

Yousif[edit]

Youssef[edit]

Youssif[edit]

Youssof[edit]

Youssouf[edit]

Yousuf[edit]

Yusof[edit]

  • Yusof Ishak (1910–1970), first President of Singapore

Yussef[edit]

  • Yussef al-Shihri, (1985–2009), former extrajudicial detainee at Guantanamo Bay

Yusuf[edit]

Surname[edit]

Giousouf[edit]

Yousef[edit]

Youssef[edit]

Yusof[edit]

Yusuf[edit]

Yussuf[edit]

  • Ayila Yussuf, Nigerian football player for Dynamo Kyiv and Orduspor

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ From the Hebrew יהוה להוסיף YHWH Lhosif meaning "YHWH will increase/add".
  2. ^ Youssef Bey Karam on Ehden Family Tree website