Hassan (given name)


Hassan (given name)

Hassan ( _ar. حسن) is an Arabic name given to males. Also Hassan is an Irish, Arabic and Hebrew surname. It is spelled either Hasan, Hassan, Hassen, Hasson, Hassin, Hacen, Hasen, Hasin or Hasaan.
*The name Hassan in Arabic means "handsome", "manly" or "good".
*The name Hassan in Hebrew חסן means "cantor", or "good cantor" derived from the Arabic "good" and the Hebrew "cantor". [http://www.templetulsa.com/pages/cmspage.php?staticpageid=6] [http://www.avotaynu.com/books/TaggerKeremNames.htm] [http://www.sephardicgen.com/names.htm] [http://www.italian-family-history.com/jewish/Livorno.html]
*Hassan may have an eastern look but in Ireland it is the anglicized form of Ó hOsáin. It is to be distinguished from Ó hOisín and Ó hOiseáin (see Hession and Hishon). In County Londonderry, where it is numerous, it is spelt Hassan, Hassen and Hasson. In the Monaghan Hearth Money Rolls of 1663 it appears as O'Hassan. There was a Hasson of Wexford among the "principal gentlemen" of that county in 1598, but that family was no doubt of non-Gaelic stock and a John Hassan was an influential merchant in Wexford fifty years earlier. [http://www.hoganstand.com/general/Identity/names/h.htm] [http://www.ulsterancestry.com/irish-surnames.html] [http://www.surnamedb.com/surname.aspx?name=Hassan] [http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Woulfe/SortedByGaelicSpelling_O4.shtml]

pelling variations in different languages

* French transcription : Hassan or Hassen
* Transcription in other languages (Turkish) : Hasan
* In Black Africa : Lassana and Alassane, derived from al-Hassan.
*In Finland: Hasanen for Hassan, derived from the Arabic Hassan and the Finnish ending for surnames EN.Fact|date=August 2008
*In China: Ha for Hassan, derived from the Arabic Hassan.
* In Russian and Bulgarian (in Cyrillic) transcription: Хасан
* In Hebrew transcription: "'חסן"'

Popularity of the name

*The popularity of the name Hassan is not only in the Arab World but also in the Muslim World.
*The Irish last name Hassan is popular especially in the area of Derry in Northern Ireland and also everywhere where there is a sizable Irish diaspora like in United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.
*The popularity of the Hebrew last name Hassan is mostly among Sephardic Jews and Mizrahi Jews but it is also popular among Ashkenazi Jews used as a spelling variant of Hazan.

People named Hassan

*Hassan Adams, NBA player.
* Hasan ibn Ali the first grandson of the Muhammad son of Ali
Alī ibn Abī Tālib
and Fatimah bint Muhammad
*Hasan al-Basri, a prominent Islamic scholar
*Hassan al-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood
*Hassan (C&C), General Hassan in the Command and Conquer continuity.
*Ahmed Hassanein, an Oxford-educated Egyptian courtier, diplomat, Olympic athlete in fencing, photographer, writer, politician, explorer and tutor to the King.
*Maria Hassan, a Swedish social democratic politician, member of the Riksdag 2002–2006.
*Margaret Hassan, a murdered Iraqi aid worker. She is of Irish background.
*Hasan Corso, an Italian who was part of the army of janissaries in the Turkish army.
*Hassan Roshdieh
*Fred Hassan, is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the pharmaceutical company Schering-Plough.
* Muhammad Hassan, a ring name of professional wrestler Mark Copani
*Hassan Rowshan, a Iranian football coach, manager, and former player.
*Hassan II of Morocco, the father of the current King of Morocco
*Farris Hassan, a 16-year old Florida student who went to Iraq without parental consent.
*Richard S. Hassan, a retired officer of the United States Air Force. He served as director of the Air Force Senior Leader Management Office in Crystal City, Virginia. He is of Irish background.
*Walter Hassan, a British automobile engineer. He received the Order of the British Empire for his services to motor sports.
*Hassan Nasrullah, leader of Hezbollah
*Margaret Wood Hassan, a Democratic member of the New Hampshire Senate, representing the 23rd District since 2004. She is of Irish background.
*Fuad Hassan, an Indonesian politician. He served as the Indonesian Minister of Education under President Suharto from 1985 to 1993. He was of Arab background.
*Hassan Al-Qazwini, Islamic Center Imam.
*Hossam Hassan, an Egyptian soccer player.
*Amira Hass, an Israeli journalist and author.
*Israel Hasson, an Israeli politician and former Deputy Director of the Shabak. He was born in Syria.
*Joshua Hassan, was twice Chief Minister of Gibraltar. He was born to a Jewish family, originally from Turkey. He was also a successful lawyer, and his chambers Hassans is now the largest in Gibraltar.
*Steven Hassan, a licensed mental health counselor, exit counselor, and author of two books on the subject of "cults". He is of Jewish background.
*Emilio Hassan, a Mexican soccer player. He is of Lebanese background. He is nephew of Carlos Slim one of the richest men in the world.
*Kobi Hassan, an Israeli soccer player.
*Manor Hassan, an Israeli soccer player.
*Omar Hasan, an Argentine rugby player. He is of Lebanese background.
*Yaël Hassan(1952 - ) a French-Israeli author.
*Prince Hassan, Served as Crown Prince under King Hussein's reign.
*Hassan Ahmed, an up and coming young actor who'll star in the third series of popular teen drama, Skins.

ee also

*Hasan, Hazan, alternate spelling
*Hassan (Ó hÓsáin) (Ó hÓisín) Irish name
*Hassan (surname)


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