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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Mahmood

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  • According to a user from Iran, the name Mahmood is of Arabic origin and means "Praiseworthy".
  • According to a user from Pennsylvania, United States, the name Mahmood is of Arabic origin and means "Praiseworthy".
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  1. Alternative spelling of Mahmud

Notable Persons Named Mahmood

Mahmood Farooqui is a film director and screenwriter. Mahmood was born on March 13th, 1978 in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.


Mahmood Mamdani is a Director of the Institute of African Studies, Columbia University, Director of the Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town, and 20th Director ofMakerere Institute of Social Research. Mahmood was born on April 23rd, 1946 in Mumbai.


Mahmood Khan Achakzai is a Member of the National Assembly and Member of theNational Assembly. Mahmood was born in 1940 in Gulistan, Balochistan.


Mahmood was born in 1923 in British Somaliland. He breathed his last breath on September 3rd, 1952.


Mahmood was born in 1964.


Mahmood Rahman is a musician. He plays Vocals and lyrics. Mahmood was born Mahmood Rahman on August 22nd, 1982 in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Mahmood

Talat Mahmood was a playback singer musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1939 to 1986. Talat was born on February 24th, 1924 in Lucknow. He breathed his last breath on May 9th, 1998.


Azhar Mahmood is a cricketer. Azhar was born on February 28th, 1975 in Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan.


Shabana Mahmood is a for Birmingham Ladywood, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Member of Parliament, and forBirmingham Ladywood. Shabana was born on September 17th, 1980 in Small Heath, Birmingham, England.



Sajid Mahmood is a cricketer. Sajid was born on December 21st, 1981 in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England.


Mian Amer Mahmood is an educationist, politician, and education. Mian was given the name Amer Mahmood on July 25th, 1960 in Lahore.


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Popularity of Mahmood as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mahmood U.S.
  White 15.25% 64.26%
  African American 2.32% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 75.56% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.24% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.98% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.65% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mahmood

People with the last name Mahmood are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Mahmood

  • How Popular is the name Mahmood? Mahmood is the 21,351st most popular name of all time. As a last name Mahmood was the 6,335th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Mahmood have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 311 babies born with the first name Mahmood in the United States. That's more than enough people named Mahmood to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mahmood? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1978 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Mahmood first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mahmood is Wednesday, August 4th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Mahmood born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mahmood was in 1997 with a total of 16 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Mahmood: Your name in reverse order is Doomham. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ohmdaom. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mahmood? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,384 people with the last name Mahmood.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mahmood? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Mahmood as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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