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What does Mahmood mean?

Mahmood [mah-mood] as a name for boys. Mahmood's name origin is Arabic, and the meaning of the name Mahmood is "praiseworthy". Mahmood is an alternate form of Mahmud (Arabic) with the suffix -ood. Mahmood is also a variant of Muhammad (Arabic).

Associated with: arabic.


Mahmood has 4 variants: Mahmoud, Mehmood, Mehmoud and Mehmud.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Mamood, Marmood, ..

(female) Mahmai, Mahmer, ..

How popular is Mahmood?

Mahmood is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#8594 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Popular varying forms of Mahmood (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Muhammad (#399 the previous year) and Mahmoud (#1922). These relations of Mahmood were favored as baby names in 2014 (median #1160). Muhammad is the clear favorite. Displayed below is a comparison of the statistics of Mahmood and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mahmoud, Muhammad in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Muhammad outside U.S.

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Ahmod, Dagwood, Harwood, Haywood, Mahlon, Maimon, Mamoun, Mansoor, Marlond, Marmeon (see Marmion), Marmion, Marmyon (see Marmion) and Marwood. These names tend to be more frequently used than Mahmood.