Hussain is an Arabic baby boy’s name that means “handsome” and “to be good”. It is a common Islamic given name and surname. Hussain has never been a common name in the US, however.

Meaning of the name Hussain:

Arabic: handsome, to be good

Origin of the name Hussain:

Hussain is a baby boy’s name of Arabic origin that means “handsome” and “to be good”. Hussain is an alternative transcription of Hassan. It is also an Islamic surname.

Symbolism of the name Hussain:

Hussain means “handsome” and “to be good”. The Islamic faith links things and people that are beautiful and handsome with moral goodness.

Style of the name Hussain:


Gender of the name Hussain:

Hussain is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Hussain:


Number of syllables in the name Hussain:


Emotion evoked from the name Hussain:

Hussain evokes feelings of handsomeness and confidence.

Alternative spellings for the name Hussain:

Hussein, Husein, Hossein, Hossain, Huseyn, Husayn, Husein, Husain

Nicknames for the name Hussain:

Popularity of the name Hussain:

According to the Social Security Administration, Hussain is an uncommon baby boy’s name that has never been in the top 1000 baby names list.

Related names for the name Hussain:

Great middle names for the name Hussain and their meanings:

  • Faris (rider, knight)
  • Nadim (friend)
  • Selim (safe)
  • Ayman (righteous, right-handed, blessed, lucky)
  • Sahil (guide, leader)
  • Zayn (beauty, grace)
  • Idris (lord, studious)
  • Altair (falcon)
  • Kadir (capable)
  • Tariq (the one who knocks at the door)
  • Khalil (friend)
  • Naveed (good news)
  • Samir (a friend to talk with in the evening)

Famous people with the name Hussain:

  • Hussain Muhammad Ershad (Bangladeshi politician)
  • Hussain Kuwajerwala (Indian actor)
  • Hussain Ali Farah Al’Hadhri (Omani footballer)
  • Hussain Ibrahim Saleh al’Shahristani (Iraqi politician)
  • Hussain Ali Baba Mohamed (Bahraini footballer)

Hussain in popular culture:

  • Prince Hussain (literature, “The Book of One Thousand and One Nights”)
  • Dr. Faiza Hussain (comics, Marvel comics)
  • Hussain Munawwar (film, “Hussain Munawwar”)