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What does Mahmoud mean?

Mahmoud Pronunciation of Mahmoud [mah-moud] as a boys' name is of Arabic derivation, and Mahmoud means "praiseworthy". Mahmoud is an alternate form of Mahmud (Arabic). Mahmoud is also a derivative of Muhammad (Arabic).

Associated with: arabic.


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

Creative forms:
(male) Mamoud, Marmoud, ..

(female) Mahmon, Mahmor, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mahmoud Aarav (M.A.), ..

How popular is Mahmoud?

Mahmoud is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#13463 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Mahmoud was first listed in 1990 and reached its highest rank of #1309 in the U.S. in the year 1995, and is at #1997 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mahmoud name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. The only other popular alternative form of Mahmoud (#1997 last year) is Muhammad (#365 last year). These forms of Mahmoud were at the top of their popularity in 2015 (usage of 0.05%). Muhammad is a perennial favorite.

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 Hamud, Mahlon, Maimon, Malmun, Mamoun, Mamun, Mansour, Marlond and Marwood. Like Mahmoud, these names are not frequently used.

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