[ 3 syll. mus-ta-fa, mu-st-afa ] The baby boy name Mustafa is pronounced as Muw-STAA-Faa- †. Mustafa's language of origin is Arabic. It is predominantly used in Arabic, English, Iranian, and Turkish. It is derived literally from the word mustafa which is of the meaning 'chosen'. This was one of the many titles of the prophet Muhammad; thus the name has been popular within the Muslim community. The name was also borne by four Ottoman sultans, as well as Mustafa Kemal (1881-1938), the founder of modern Turkey.
Derivatives of Mustafa include the Arabic, Iranian, and Turkish Mostafa, the name Mostaffa, the name Moustafa, the Slavic Mujo, the name Mustafaa, the name Mustafah, the name Mustafe, the name Mustaffa, the name Mustafo, and the Arabic Mustapha.
Mustafa is a somewhat popular baby boy name. The name has been growing in popularity since the 2010s. Its usage peaked recently in 2018 with 0.012% of baby boys being named Mustafa. It had a ranking of #899 then. Among all boy names in its family, Mustafa was the most commonly used in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Mustafa: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; UW as in "two (T.UW)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; F as in "fee (F.IY)"
A famous person named Mustafa is Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Politician, born 12 March 1881 - 10 November 1938.