Najaf's 2021 population is now estimated at 901,405. In 1950, the population of Najaf was 98,038. Najaf has grown by 27,661 since 2015, which represents a 3.17% annual change. These population estimates and projections come from the latest revision of the UN World Urbanization Prospects. These estimates represent the Urban agglomeration of Najaf, which typically includes Najaf's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.