- this week

Gender: Male Meaning of Hussein: "small, handsome one" Origin of Hussein: Arabic

The name Hussein is a boy's name of Arabic origin meaning "small, handsome one". Hussein and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Beautiful and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding then Eliminating - Boys Themed".

From the experts:

Familiar to Westerners as the name of the respected king of Jordan, but also as the surname of Saddam.

Find other names based on Hussein using our baby name generator.

Famous People Named Hussein

Hussein bin Talal, former King of Jordan
Barack Hussein Obama, 44th President of the United States
Saddam Hussein, former dictator of Iraq

Pop Culture References for the name Hussein

Husayn, Husein, Husain