Gender Masculine
Usage Arabic
Scripts حسين(Arabic)
Pronounced Pron. /ħu.ˈsajn/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Diminutive of Hasan. Husayn ibn Ali (also commonly transliterated Hussein) was the son of Ali and the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. His older brother was named Hasan. The massacre of Husayn and his family was a major event in the split between Shia and Sunni Muslims, which continues to this day. In more recent times this was the name of a king of Jordan (1935-1999).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesHasan(Albanian) Həsən, Hüseyn(Azerbaijani) Khasan(Bashkir) Hasan(Bengali) Hasan, Husein(Bosnian) Khasan(Chechen) Khasan(Circassian) Hasan(Indonesian) Khasan(Ingush) Husên(Kurdish) Khasan(Ossetian) Hasan, Hossein(Persian) Hasan(Punjabi) Xasan(Somali) Khasan(Tatar) Hasan, Hüseyin(Turkish) Hasan(Urdu) Alassane, Alhassan, Lassana(Western African)
Surname DescendantsHussain, Hussein(Arabic)

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Entry updated November 16, 2019