GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: محمود (Arabic, Persian, Pashto)
Meaning & History
Means "praiseworthy" in Arabic, from the same root as Muhammad. This was the name of the first Muslim ruler of India (11th century). It was also borne by two Ottoman sultans.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Mahmood, Mahmoud (Arabic), Mahmoud (Iranian)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Makhmud (Chechen), Makhmud (Kazakh), Mahmut (Turkish), Mehmood, Mehmud (Urdu), Mehmut (Uyghur), Makhmud (Uzbek)