Meaning and name origin
Mahmood \ma(h)-mood\ as a boy's name is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Mahmood is "praiseworthy". Mahmood is a variant of Mahmud (Arabic): a popular name in the Arab world which comes from the same root as Muhammad.
Mahmood is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#17672 out of 88799, Top 20%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Mahmood and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Muhammad (#399). (2014 statistics).