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A Quranic Name for Boys

How to pronounce Yusuf

YOU + Sweet + pUt + Fun

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Arabic Spelling (How to write Yusuf in Arabic)يُوْسُف
Quranic Nature
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Alternate spellings of YusufYousuwf Yosowf Yousof Yowsof Yoosuf Yuwsuwf Yuwsof Yusoph Yusouf Yosouf Yosoph
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Meaning of Yusuf

Yusuf is a Quranic name for boys that refers to one of the prophets of the Quran, whose name is mentioned 27 times and chapter 12 of the Quran, known as Surat Yusuf, is dedicated entirely to his story. Yusuf is an ancient name that means “God gives”, “God increases” in the Bible, its meaning is not mentioned in the Quran.

“And [remember:] it was to you that Yusuf came aforetime with all evidence of the truth; but you never ceased to throw doubt on all [the messages] that he brought you – so much so that when he died, you said, ‘Never will God send any apostle after him!’ “In this way God lets go astray such as waste their own selves by throwing suspicion [on His revela­tions]. (Quran 40:34)

Reader Comments:

  1. Anonymous on Friday 26th of June 2015 10:54:26 AM

    waaaaoooow so happy to bear the name Yusuf, just like ”so Sweet”

  2. Anonymous on Saturday 11th of July 2015 10:05:43 AM

    My newphew name is yusuf and he also is very sweeth

  3. Anonymous on Tuesday 15th of September 2015 06:38:22 PM

    Yusuf ,yacoob all Allah kept names ,,special is all choosen people

  4. Anonymous on Thursday 17th of September 2015 05:23:17 PM

    Good and beautiful name. As we know Yusuf [Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him] was the most beautiful human being that ever existed.

  5. Anonymous on Friday 18th of September 2015 09:22:29 PM

    there was a Yusuf in my primary schl, but he wasnt sweet ………………….. :I

  6. Anonymous on Sunday 11th of October 2015 09:42:31 AM

    My hubby name is yusuf and he is dmm nice person I have ever meet in my lyf

  7. Anonymous on Monday 12th of October 2015 11:18:17 AM


  8. Anonymous on Thursday 29th of October 2015 04:56:11 PM

    Eusuff or eusoff is it still acceptable? I love the spelling like this however not sure if the meaning will change.

  9. Anonymous on Sunday 27th of December 2015 07:39:32 PM

    Beautiful & handsome prophet with a beautiful name, my nephew’s name is also the same & i can say that he is in real Handsome & Beautiful boy. 🙂

  10. Anonymous on Thursday 14th of January 2016 10:26:26 AM

    Narrated Abu Huraira:
    Allah’s Apostle was asked, “Who are the most honorable of the people?” The Prophet said, “The most honorable of them in Allah’s Sight are those who keep their duty to Allah and fear Him. They said, “We do not ask you about that.” He said, “Then the most honorable of the people is Yusuf, Allah’s prophet, the son of Allah’s prophet, the son of Allah’s prophet, the son of Allah’s Khalil i.e. Ibrahim) They said, “We do not ask you about that.” The Prophet said, Do you ask about (the virtues of the ancestry of the Arabs?” They said, “Yes,” He said, “Those who were the best amongst you in the Pre-lslamic Period are the.

    Yusuf means “Allah increases in piety, power and influence”

  11. Anonymous on Thursday 19th of May 2016 04:36:44 AM

    I’m so happy that name is Yousef and hey we are the most beautiful people in the world ahah

  12. Anonymous on Thursday 6th of October 2016 07:31:58 PM

    l my self am called yusufu wen ever hear da name yusufu l feel soo happy am praud to me and my name l thank God 4 a nice and good name l hv becz it waz aname of aprophet

  13. Anonymous on Tuesday 20th of December 2016 01:49:22 PM

    I had a baby boy Allhamdullilah whom i named Yusuf.. he is soo adorable Mash’Allah. Love the name..

  14. Anonymous on Wednesday 1st of February 2017 10:32:34 PM

    My name is yusuf and Am happy to bear d name…… am looking Good like prophet yusuf….. if u will like to meet me…. reach me on 08183179950

  15. Anonymous on Tuesday 13th of June 2017 10:31:16 PM

    am proud to bear that very special name yusuf.the most handsome prophet ever….. my next world i will still bear the name yusuf

  16. Anonymous on Friday 18th of August 2017 08:22:11 PM

    My brother name is Yusuf . And he is looking so handsome. And quite he is so intelligent and I am so happy to this name

  17. Anonymous on Thursday 21st of September 2017 09:25:24 PM

    Insha Allah am yusuf bn mooshud and very handsome am happy to bear dat name cos is a prophet name. Nabbiy yusuf bn yakub.yakub bn ishaaq .ishaaq bn ibrohim.ibrohim d imam of all human being

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