Yusuf ( ar, يوسف ' and ') is a male
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and Persian name, meaning "God increases" (in piety, power and influence) in Hebrew.From the Hebrew יהוה להוסיף ''YHWH Lhosif'' meaning "YHWH will increase/add". It is widely used by Arabs of all abrahamic religions, including Middle Eastern Jews, Arab Christians and Muslims, in many parts of the world. It is also Romanization of Arabic, transliterated in various other ways including Jusuf, Yosef, Yossef, Youcef, Yousaf, Yousef, Yousif, Yousof, Youssef, Youssif, Youssof, Youssouf, Youssuf, Yousuf, Yusaf, Yusef, Yuseff, Yusof, Yussef or Yusuph. It is the Arabic equivalent of the Hebrew name Yosef and the English name Joseph. Yesuf is a cognate Ethiopian name, derived from the Hebrew and Arabic origin.

Given name


*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 Abdi (born 1977), Australian athlete *Youcef Belaïli, Algerian footballer *Youcef Ghazali, Algerian footballer *Youcef Nadarkhani, Iranian sentenced to death for Christian beliefs *Youcef Touati, Algerian footballer


*Yousef El Nasri (born 1979) Spanish long distance runner *Yousef Beidas (1912–68), Palestinian Lebanese banker *Yousef Erakat, Palestinian-American YouTube personality *Yousef Saanei (born 1937), Iranian cleric and politician *Yousef Sheikh Al-Eshra, Syrian footballer


*Yousif Ghafari, American businessman *Yousif Hassan, Emirati footballer


*Youssef Abdelke, Syrian artist *Youssef Aftimus (1866–1952), Lebanese civil engineer and architect *Youssef Bey Karam (1823–1889), Lebanese nationalist leader *Youssef Chahine (1926–2008), Egyptian film director *Youssef Hossam (born 1998), Egyptian tennis player *Youssef Ibrahim (born 1999), Egyptian squash player *Youssef Ibrahim (born 1994), nicknamed Youssef Obama, Egyptian footballer


*Youssif (burn victim), Iraqi torture victim


*Youssof Kohzad, Afghan American writer and artist


*Youssouf Bakayoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ivory Coast *Youssouf Hadji (born 1980), Moroccan footballer *Youssouf Hersi (born 1982), Dutch soccer player *Youssouf Mulumbu (born 1987), Congolese footballer


*Mohammad Yousuf (cricketer) (born 1974), Pakistani cricketer


*Yusef of Morocco (''Yusef ben Hassan'', 1882–1927), ruler of Morocco (1912–27) *Yusef Abdeselam Kaddur (born 1989), wrestler from Melilla in Spain and Brazilian jiu jitsu champion *Yusef Ahmed (born 1988), Qatari international footballer *Yusef al-Ayeri (1973–2003), Saudi Arabian terrorist, first leader Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula *Yusef Ali Khan (1816–1865), Nawab (1855–65) in the princely state of Rampur (now in Uttar Pradesyh, India) *Yusef Greiss (1899–1961), Egyptian composer *Murder of Yusef Hawkins, Yusef Hawkins (also Yusuf Hawkins, 1973–89), American murder victim in Brooklyn, New York City attacked by a racist mob *Yusef Khan, fictional character in the British television soap opera ''EastEnders'' *Yusef Khan-e Gorji (died 1824), Iranian military leader *Yusef Komunyakaa (born 1941), American poet *Yusef Lateef (1920–2013), American jazz musician *Yusef Majidzadeh (born 1938), Iranian archaeologist *Yusef Mishleb (also known as Yosef Mishlev, born 1952), retired Druze General in the Israel Defense Forces *Yusef Sozi (born 1981), Ugandan-British rugby league footballer *Yusef Urabi (died 1966), Palestinian officer in the Syrian Army in a Palestinian Liberation Army unit and member of Fatah


*Yusof Ishak (1910–1970), first President of Singapore


*Yussef al-Shihri (1985–2009), Saudi Arabian former extrajudicial detainee at Guantanamo Bay


*Yussuf Poulsen (born 1994), Danish footballer


*Yusuf I, Sultan of Granada (1318–54), seventh Nasrid ruler of the Emirate of Granada in Al-Andalus on the Iberian Peninsula *Yusuf II, Almohad Caliph (c. 1203–1224), Caliph of Morocco *Yusuf Abdulla, South African cricketer *Yusuf al-Azma (1883–1920), Syrian War Minister, former military officer in the Ottoman Empire *Yusuf Ali (disambiguation), several people *Yūsuf Balasaguni, Uyghur scribe *Yusuf Başer (born 1980), Turkish karateka *Yusuf Bey (1935–2003), American Muslim and Black Nationalist leader and activist *Yusuf bin Ahmad al-Kawneyn, Somali Muslim scholar *Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah (born 1945), Omani politician *Yusuf Dadoo, South African communist activist *Yusuf Dikeç (born 1983), Turkish sport shooter *Yusuf Ekinci, Turkish lawyer *Yusuf Garaad Omar, Somali journalist *Yusuf Halaçoğlu (born 1949), Turkish historian and politician *Yusuf Hamied, Indian billionaire *Yusuf Hamadani (1062–1141), Persian Sufi teacher active in Central Asia *Yusuf Islam, British musician, formerly known as Cat Stevens *Yusuf ibn Tashfin (c.1061–1106), King of the Berber Almoravid empire *Yusuf İsmail (1857–1898), Turkish wrestler *Yusuf Karamanli (1766–1838), pasha of the Karamanli dynasty in Tripolitania (modern day province of Libya) *Mohammed Yusuf Khatri, Yusuf Khatri, Indian master craftsman *Yusuf Kurtuluş, Turkish footballer *Yusuf Ma Dexin, Chinese Muslim scholar *Yusuf Mersin, Turkish footballer *Yusuf Nabi, Turkish writer *Yusuf Öztürk (footballer), Turkish footballer *Yusuf Öztürk (boxer), Turkish boxer *Yusuf al-Qaradawi (born 1926), Egyptian Islamic theologian, (former) leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood *Yusuf Salim (1929–2008), American jazz pianist and composer *Yusuf Salman Yusuf, Iraqi communist activist *Yusuf Şimşek, Turkish footballer *Yusuf Uçar (born 1987), Turkish Paralympian goalball player *Yusuf Yazıcı, Turkish footballer *Yusuf Yilmaz, Turkish footballer *Abu Yusuf Al-Turki (also known as, Ümit Yaşar Toprak, c. 1967–2014), Turkish sniper active in the al-Nusra Front



*Cemile Giousouf (born 1978), German politician of Turkish ethnicity


*Humza Yousaf (born 1985), Scottish politician


*Abd-El-Aziz Yousef (born 1999), Somali footballer *Farrah Yousef (born 1989), Syrian singer *Hediya Yousef, Syrian-Kurdish politician *Mosab Hassan Yousef, Palestinian spy working for Israel *Ramzi Yousef (born 1968), Kuwaiti terrorist, who organized 1993 World Trade Center bombing *Rasmea Yousef, associate director of the Arab American Action Network


*Bassem Youssef (born 1974), Egyptian writer and comedian *Dhafer Youssef (born 1967), Tunisian singer and oud player *Maimouna Youssef (stage name: Mumu Fresh), American singer and rapper * Maya Youssef, Syrian musician *Mohamed Youssef (basketball), Mohamed Youssef (born 1986), Libyan basketball player *Muhammad Youssef al-Najjar (also known as Abu Youssef, 1930–1973), Palestinian militant *Ramy Youssef (handballer), Ramy Youssef (born 1980), Egyptian handball player *Ramy Youssef (born 1991), American actor of Egyptian origin *Michael Youssef, (born 1948), Arab-American clergy man


*Anatol Yusef (born 1978), British actor *Malik Yusef (born 1971), American performing poet and rapper *Mohammad Yusef the Painter, Persian Safavid dynasty artist *Molla Yusef (disambiguation), several people


*Khairuddin Mohamed Yusof (born 1939), Professor Emeritus at the University of Malaya *Meor Aziddin Yusof (born 1967), Malaysian folk singer-songwriter *Mohammad Said Yusof, member of the Malaysian Parliament


*Abdullah Yusuf Ali, South Asian Islamic scholar *Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, former President of Somalia *Abu Yaqub Yusuf (1135–1184), second Almohad caliph, reigned in Marrakesh *Alexander Yusuf, Somali-British architect *Ali Yusuf Kenadid, Somali Sultan of the Sultanate of Hobyo *Haji Bashir Ismail Yusuf, Somali politician *Hamza Yusuf (born 1958), American Islamic scholar *Hanna Yusuf (1992–2019), Somali-British journalist and broadcaster *Isa Yusuf Alptekin, Uyghur politician *Mohammad Yusuf (politician) (1917–98), prime minister of Afghanistan *Mohammed Yusuf (Boko Haram) (also known as Ustaz Mohammed Yusuf, 1970–2009), Nigerian Muslim sect founder and leader *Osman Yusuf Kenadid, Somali scholar *Sami Yusuf (born 1980), British singer-songwriter


*Ayila Yussuf, Nigerian football player for Dynamo Kyiv and Orduspor



See also

*Joseph (given name) *Joseph in Islam *Hajj Yusef (disambiguation) – places *Hajji Yusef (disambiguation) – places *Arabic name *Turkish name * * * * * * * * * * *


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