Yusuf

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

Yusuf (Arabic: يوسفYūsuf and Yūsif) is a male Arabic and Aramaic name, meaning "God increases" (in piety, power and influence) in Hebrew.[1] Its widely used by Arabs, Indonesians and Muslims.

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]

Yosef[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]

Yousef Mashal

Yousif[edit]

Youssef[edit]

Youssif[edit]

Youssof[edit]

Youssouf[edit]

Yousuf[edit]

Yusef[edit]

  • Yusef of Morocco (Yusef ben Hassan, 1882–1927), ruler of Morocco (1912–27)
  • Yusef Abdeselam Kaddur (born 1989), wrestler from Spanish Morocco and Brazilian jiu jitsu champion
  • Yusef Ahmed (born 1988), Qatari international footballer
  • Yusef al-Ayeri (1973–2003), Saudi Arabian terrorist, first leader Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
  • Yusef Ali Khan (1816–1865), Nawab (1855–65) in the princely state of Rampur (now in Uttar Pradesh, India)
  • Yusef Greiss (1899–1961), Egyptian composer
  • Yusef Hawkins (also Yusuf Hawkins, 1973–89), American murder victim in Brooklyn, New York City attacked by a racist mob
  • Yusef Khan, fictional character in the British television soap opera EastEnders
  • Yusef Khan-e Gorji (died 1824), Iranian military leader
  • Yusef Komunyakaa (born 1941), American poet
  • Yusef Lateef (1920–2013), American jazz musician
  • Yusef Majidzadeh (born 1938), Iranian archaeologist
  • Yusef Mishleb (also known as Yosef Mishlev, born 1952), retired Druze General in the Israel Defense Forces
  • Yusef Sozi (born 1981), Ugandan-British rugby league footballer
  • Yusef Urabi (died 1966), Palestinian officer in the Syrian Army in a Palestinian Liberation Army unit and member of Fatah

Yusof[edit]

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

Yussef[edit]

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

Yussuf[edit]

Yusuf[edit]

Abdul-kareem Yusuf Opeyemi (also Known as irreducible eminent, born Dec 17 1999, from Nigeria)

Surname[edit]

Giousouf[edit]

Yousaf[edit]

Yousef[edit]

Youssef[edit]

Yusef[edit]

Yusof[edit]

Yusuf[edit]

Yussuf[edit]

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

Yusuff[edit]

Yussuff[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ From the Hebrew יהוה להוסיף YHWH Lhosif meaning "YHWH will increase/add".