Yusuf

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Yusuf
Pronunciation Arabic: [ˈjuːsʊf, ˈjuːsɪf]
Egyptian Arabic: [ˈjuːsɪf]
Gender Male
Language(s) Aramaic, Syriac, Hebrew, Arabic
Origin
Language(s) Hebrew
Other names
Short form(s) Yus

Yusuf (also transliterated as Jusuf, Yousof, Yossef, Yousaf, Youcef, Yousef, Youssef, Yousif, Youssif, Youssof, Youssouf, Yousuf, Yusef, Yuseff, Usef, Yusof, Youssuf, or Yussef, Arabic: يوسفYūsuf and Yūsif) is a male Aramaic name, meaning "God increases in piety, power and influence" in Hebrew.[1] It is the Arabic equivalent of both the Hebrew name Yossef and the English name Joseph.

Given name[edit]

Jusuf[edit]

basketball player

Yousef[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]

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]

Yusuf Rowel Mohammed, son of Rowel

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".