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Yusif

A Quranic Name for Boys

Yusif is variant of Yusuf and has the exact same meaning and pronunciation (see below for full meaning). You can use either Yusif or Yusuf, both are correct and acceptable. If you like this variant more and you'd like to pronounce it the way it is spelled (different than the original name), this is perfectly acceptable. For more details please see the main entry at: Yusuf.

Full Meaning of Yusif

Yusif 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 Yusif, is dedicated entirely to his story. Yusif 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 Yusif 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)

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