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Hussein (/hˈsn/; Arabic: حُسَينḤusayn), 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 Persian language contexts, the transliterations Ḥosayn, Hosayn, or Hossein are sometimes used.[2] In the transliteration of Indo-Aryan languages, the forms "Hussain" or "Hossain" may be used. Other variants include Husein, Husejin, Husejn, Husain, Hussin, Hussain, Husayin, Hussayin, Hüseyin, Husseyin, Huseyn, Hossain, Hosein, Husseyn (etc.).

Hussein
PronunciationArabic: [ħuˈsajn, -eːn, ħo-, ħʊ-]
Egyptian Arabic: [ħeˈseːn, ħoˈseːn]
Persian: [ho'sejn]
Turkish: [hyˈsejin]
GenderMale
Origin
Word/nameArabic
MeaningHandsome
Other names
Related namesHassan

This name was not used in the pre-Islamic period,[3] and is recorded to have been first used by the Islamic prophet Muhammad when he named his grandson Hussein ibn Ali, saying he had been commanded to do so by Allah through the archangel Gabriel.[3]

Given nameEdit

HosseinEdit

HusainEdit

HusaynEdit

HuseinEdit

HussainEdit

HusseinEdit

HüseyinEdit

HuseynEdit

Middle nameEdit

Patronymic titleEdit

SurnameEdit

HossainEdit

Hosein / HosseinEdit

HusainEdit

HussainEdit

HusaynEdit

HusseinEdit

Family of Saddam Hussein of IraqEdit

Royal family of JordanEdit

Huseyin / HüseyinEdit

Huseyn / HüseynEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Discovering Islam: Making Sense of Muslim History by Akbar S. Ahmed, 1988, page 57.
  2. ^ E.g. in Encyclopedia Iranica, the spelling ''Ḥosayn is found (Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi, "Shahrbanu" in Encyclopedia Iranica (2005) [1] Archived March 11, 2007, at the Wayback Machine)
  3. ^ a b al-Qarashi, Baqir Sharif (2007). The life of Imam Husain ('a). Qum: Ansariyan Publications.