Najaf's 2023 population is now estimated at 958,487. In 1950, the population of Najaf was 98,038. Najaf has grown by 28,818 in the last year, which represents a 3.1% 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.