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What does Mahmood mean?

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

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

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

(female) Mahmon, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mahmood Maddix (M.M.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Mahmood (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Muhammad (#365 the previous year) and Mahmoud (#1997). These relations of Mahmood were favored as baby names in 2015 (median #1181). Muhammad is the clear favorite. (2015 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.

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