Bassem is an Arabic name that means “smiling” or “happy”. It is derived from the root word basm, which means “to smile”. The name is often used as a nickname for someone who is always smiling and cheerful.
History and Origin
The origin of the name Bassem can be traced back to the Middle East, where it has been used for centuries. It is believed to have originated in the Arabic language, although it has also been used in other languages such as Persian and Turkish. In some cases, the name may also be spelled as Bismillah or Bismi.
Bassem is not a particularly popular name in the United States, but it does appear on the Social Security Administration’s list of baby names. In 2019, it ranked at #9,845 out of 1,000 most popular names for boys born in the US that year.
Famous People Named Bassem
There are several famous people who bear the name Bassem, including:
- Bassem Youssef – Egyptian comedian and television host
- Bassem Awadallah – Jordanian politician and economist
- Bassem Salama – Egyptian footballer
- Bassem Kamel – Egyptian actor and director
Variations of the Name
The name Bassem can also be spelled in various ways, including: Bismillah, Bismi, Bissam, Bisam, Besim, Besam.