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Hussein
Hussein
(/huːˈseɪn/; also spelled Husein, Husejin, Husejn, Husain, Hussain, Husayin, Hussayin, Hüseyin, Husseyin, Huseyn, Hossain, Hosein, Hossein, or Husseyn) (Arabic: حُسَين‎, Ḥusayn), coming from the triconsonantal root Ḥ-S-N, 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 some Persian sources the forms Ḥosayn, Hosayn, or Hossein are used.[2] On the Subcontinent or South Asia, the form used is "Hussain" or "Hossain" in the Bengal
Bengal
region. This name was not used in the pre-Islamic period,[3] and is recorded to have been first used by the Islamic prophet Muhammad
Muhammad
when he named his grandson Hussein
Hussein
ibn Ali, saying he had been commanded to do so by Allah through the archangel Gabriel.[3]

Contents

1 Given name

1.1 Hossein 1.2 Husain 1.3 Husayn 1.4 Husein 1.5 Hussain 1.6 Hussein 1.7 Hüseyin 1.8 Huseyn

2 Middle name 3 Patronymic title 4 Surname

4.1 Hossain 4.2 Hosein / Hossein 4.3 Husain 4.4 Hussain 4.5 Husayn 4.6 Hussein 4.7 Huseyin / Hüseyin 4.8 Huseyn / Hüseyn

5 Royal family of Jordan 6 Family of Saddam Hussein
Saddam Hussein
of Iraq 7 See also 8 References

Given name[edit] Hossein[edit]

Hossein Fekri, Iranian footballer Hossein Ghanbari, Iranian footballer Hossein Marashi, Iranian politician Hossein Khan Movaghar, Iranian Politicians Hossein Rezazadeh, Iranian weightlifter Hossein Tehrani, Iranian mIranian Hossein Alizadeh, Iranian musician Hossein Rajabian, Iranian Filmmaker Hossein Panahi, Iranian Actor

Husain[edit]

Husain Abdullah, safety for the Minnesota Vikings Husain Ali, Bahraini footballer

Husayn[edit]

Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad Husayn (Safavid), former Safavid king of Persia Husayn Bayqarah, Timurid ruler of Herat from 1469 to his death

Husein[edit]

Husein Gradaščević, Bosniak 19th century leader and rebel Husein Miljković, Bosnian military commander Husein Kavazović, Grand Mufti of Bosnia and Herzegovina Husein Alicajic, Australian filmmaker

Hussain[edit]

Hussain Ahmed, Emirati basketball player Hussain Sajwani
Hussain Sajwani
(born 1952/53), Emirati billionaire property developer

Hussein[edit]

Hussein Adan Isack (born 1957), Kenyan naturalist, ethnobiologist and ornithology research scientist. Hussein
Hussein
bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca, Sherif and Emir of Mecca Hussein
Hussein
Chalayan, British/Turkish Cypriot fashion designer Hussein
Hussein
el-Husseini, former Lebanese Parliament Speaker Hussein
Hussein
Fatal, American rap artist from 2Pac's Outlawz group Hussein
Hussein
Hamdan, Lebanese football player Hussein
Hussein
ibn Ali, grandson of the prophet Muhammad
Muhammad
and son of Caliph Ali ibn Abi Talib Hussein
Hussein
Kamel al-Majid, son-in-law of Saddam Hussein Hussein
Hussein
Kamel of Egypt, Sultan of Egypt Hussein
Hussein
Naeem, Lebanese football player Hussein
Hussein
of Jordan, King of Jordan Hussein
Hussein
Onn, third Prime Minister of Malaysia

Hüseyin[edit]

Hüseyin Alkan (born 1988), Turkish Paralympian goalball player Hüseyin Avni (other), multiple people Hüseyin Çapkın (born 1951), Turkish police chief Hüseyin Dündar (born 1986), Turkish boxer Hüseyin Erkan (born 1958), Turkish high-ranking civil servant Hüseyin Hilmi Işık
Hüseyin Hilmi Işık
(1911–2001), Turkish Islamic scholar Hüseyin Kandemir (born 1986), Turkish rower Hüseyin Kıvrıkoğlu (born 1934), Turkish general Hüseyin Koç (born 1979), Turkish volleyball player Hüseyin Özer (born 1949), Turkish-British executive chef and resaurateur Hüseyin Sayram (1905-1988), Turkish politician Hüseyin Tavur
Hüseyin Tavur
(born 1972), Turkish football manager Hüseyin Yıldırım (born 1928), convicted Turkish spy of Cold War era Hüseyin Yıldız (born 1979), Turkish futsal player

Huseyn[edit]

Huseyn Arablinski
Huseyn Arablinski
(1881–1919), Azerbaijani actor Huseyn Derya (1975–2014), Azerbaijani rapper and actor Huseyn Javid
Huseyn Javid
(1882–1941), Azerbaijani poet and playwright Huseyn Khan Nakhchivanski
Huseyn Khan Nakhchivanski
(1863–1919), Russian Cavalry General of Azerbaijani origin Huseyn Seyidzadeh (1910–1979), Azerbaijani film director Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy
Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy
(1892–1963), Bengali politician and statesman

Middle name[edit]

Barack Hussein Obama
Barack Hussein Obama
II, 44th President of the United States Barack Hussein
Hussein
Obama, Sr., father of the forty-forth president. Khadim Hussain Rizvi, Pakistani Muslim scholar and politician.

Patronymic title[edit]

Tahir ibn Husayn, Persian general and governor during the Abbasid caliphate Barack Hussein
Hussein
Obama, American politician and former President of the United States.

Surname[edit] Hossain[edit]

Abdul Mannan Hossain Akbar Hossain Anwar Hossain (other) Anwar Hossain Monir Delwar Hossain Sayeedi Faisal Hossain Hasibul Hossain Ismail Hossain Shiraji Kamal Hossain Mehrab Hossain Mir Mosharraf Hossain Mohammed Mosharref Hossain Nazmul Hossain Nina Hossain Noor Hossain Noor Hossain
Noor Hossain
(cricketer) Saber Hossain Chowdhury Sadeque Hossain Khoka Sanwar Hossain Selina Hossain Shahadat Hossain Shahriar Hossain Zakir Hossain (other)

Hosein / Hossein[edit]

Robert Hossein, French actor, director and writer Imran N. Hosein, Islamic scholar specialising in Islamic eschatology

Husain[edit]

M.F. Husain, Indian artist Zakir Husain (governor) Zakir Husain (politician)

Hussain[edit]

Abrar Hussain, Pakistani boxer Abrar Hussain, Pakistani military hero Hasib Hussain, English bomber in the 7/7 attacks Ijaz Hussain, Pakistani cricketer Nasser Hussain, former Essex and England cricketer Rashad Hussain, United States special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference Roquia Sakhawat Hussain, Bangladeshi feminist and social worker Rizwan Hussain, British Barrister of Bangladeshi Descent Syed Abdulla Hussain, Indian ornithologist Zakir Hussain (other), several people

Husayn[edit]

Muhammad
Muhammad
Husayn Haykal, Egyptian writer, journalist, and politician

Hussein[edit]

Ali bin Hussein
Hussein
of Hejaz, King of Hejaz and Grand Sharif of Mecca Ameena Hussein (born 1964), Sri Lankan writer, editor and sociologist Fouad Hussein, Jordanian journalist Nedal Hussein, Australian boxer of the 1990s and 2000s Sharif Ali bin al-Hussein, pretender to the throne of Iraq Taha Hussein, Egyptian writer and Arabic literary scholar Sharif Ali bin al-Hussein, Pretender to the Iraqi throne and the leader of the Iraqi Constitutional Monarchy political party Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein, Danish gunman in the 2015 Copenhagen shootings Rabbi Shelomo Bekhor Hussein (1843-1892), author, publisher, and teacher in Baghdad and the Iraqi Jewish diaspora Mohd Faizol Hussien, the Malaysian football player

Huseyin / Hüseyin[edit]

Metin Hüseyin, English film director

Huseyn / Hüseyn[edit]

Mehdi Huseyn (1909-1965), an Azerbaijani and Soviet writer and critic

Royal family of Jordan[edit]

Abdullah II bin al-Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Ali bin Hussein
Hussein
of Jordan, son of King Hussein of Jordan
Hussein of Jordan
and his third wife Alia al Hussein, third wife of King Hussein
Hussein
of Jordan Princess Muna al-Hussein, second wife of King Hussein
Hussein
of Jordan

Family of Saddam Hussein
Saddam Hussein
of Iraq[edit]

Hala Hussein, daughter of Saddam Hussein Qusay Hussein, son of Saddam Hussein Raghad Hussein, daughter of Saddam Hussein Rana Hussein, daughter of Saddam Hussein Saddam Hussein, former President of Iraq Uday Hussein, son of Saddam Hussein

See also[edit]

Abdul Hussein, Arabic theophoric name Arabic name Husseini Al Hussein
Hussein
(missile), an Iraqi ballistic missile

References[edit]

^ Discovering Islam: Making Sense of Muslim History by Akbar S. Ahmed, 1988, page 57. ^ [1] Archived March 11, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. ^ a b al-Qarashi, Baqir Sharif (2007). The life of Imam Husain ('a). Qum: Ansariyan Publica

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