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Gender: Male Meaning of Hassan: "handsome" Origin of Hassan: Arabic Hassan's Popularity in 2017: #715

The name Hassan is a boy's name of Arabic origin meaning "handsome". Hassan is ranked #715 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Beautiful and discussed in our forums with posts like "Build a sibling set together!".

From the experts:

Hassan is among the more familiar Arabic choices, and also one with an attractive meaning. It has appeared in the US Top 1000 every year since 1971.

In one Nigerian tribe, it's used for the first born of a pair of male twins.

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Famous People Named Hassan

Hassan Rouhani, 7th President of Iran
Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, 8th President of Somalia
Hassan Nasrallah, 3rd Secretary General of Hezbollah
Hassan Niam Whiteside, American basketball player
Hassan-i Sabbāh, Nizārī Ismā‘īlī missionary

Pop Culture References for the name Hassan

Hassan, main character in 'The Kite Runner' by Khaled Hosseini
Layla Hassan, character in the video game "Assassin's Creed: Origins"

Hassan's International Variations

Hussain, Husani, Husayn, Husain (Kiswahili) Hasani (Swahili)


Daphodil Says:


I have a soft spot for it because of the character in "The Kite Runner".