Given Name MAHMUD

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: محمود (Arabic, Persian, Pashto), মাহমুদ (Bengali)

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.
VARIANTS: Mahmood, Mahmoud (Arabic), Mahmoud (Persian)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Makhmud (Chechen), Makhmud (Kazakh), Mahmut (Turkish), Mehmood, Mehmud (Urdu), Mehmut (Uyghur), Makhmud (Uzbek)
Entry updated December 8, 2017