Mahmud

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Mahmud mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Mahmud

"Mahmud" is a name of Arabic origin, and it means "Praised". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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Transliteration of Arabic مَحْمُود (maḥmÅ«d, literally “praised, laudable”), the passive participle of the Form I verb حَمِدَ (ḥamida, “to praise”), from the triconsonantal root Ø­ Ù… د (ḥ-m-d). The name Muhammad comes from the same root, and has a similar meaning.

  1. A male given name.

Notable Persons Named Mahmud

Mahmud was royalty. He was most active from 998 to 1002. Mahmud was born as the child of Sabuktigin on November 2nd, 0971 in Ghazna. He died on April 30th, 1030.

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Mahmud II was royalty. He holds the title Caliph of Islam, Amir al-Mu'minin, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Ottoman Caliphate, and List of sultans of the Ottoman Empire. He was most active from 1808 to 1808. Mahmud was born as the child of Abdul Hamid I and Nakşidil Sultan on July 20th, 1789. He passed away on July 1st, 1839.

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Mahmud I is royalty. He holds the title Caliph of Islam, Amir al-Mu'minin, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Ottoman Caliphate, and List of sultans of the Ottoman Empire. He was most prominent from 1730 to present.

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Mahmud was born in 1959 in Kafr el-Dawwar. Mahmud is also known as Mahmud the Red.

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Maḥmūd al-Kāšġarī is a scientist in the fields of linguistics, lexicography, and turkology. Maḥmūd was born in Kashgar.

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Mahmud Ahmed is a military person. His military service ended in 2001.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Mahmud

Mahmud was royalty. He was most active from 998 to 1002. Mahmud was born as the child of Sabuktigin on November 2nd, 0971 in Ghazna. He died on April 30th, 1030.

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Abdul Taib Mahmud is a Sarawak State. His most notable accomplishments were from 2014 to 2014. Abdul was born on May 21st, 1936 in Miri, Malaysia.

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Abid Hamid Mahmud was a Personal Secretary to the President, Director of the Iraqi Special Security Organization, and Director of theIraqi Special Security Organization. His military service ended in 2003. He passed away on June 7th, 2012.

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Nasir ud din Mahmud is a monarch. He holds the title Sultan of Delhi and SultanofDelhi. He was most prominent from 1246 to 1266.

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He holds the title چراغِ دہلی Chiragh-e-Dehli. Nasiruddin was born in 1274 in Ayodhya. Nasiruddin is also known as Chirag-e-Delhi and Nasiruddin Mahmud. He left this life in 1274.

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Sabeen Mahmud was a human rights activist, social activist, ngo worker, human rights, non-governmental organization, human rightsactivist, and ngoworker. Sabeen was born on June 20th, 1975. Sabeen is also known as سبین محمود (Urdu). She breathed her last breath on April 24th, 2015.

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Popularity of Mahmud as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mahmud U.S.
  White 15.71% 64.26%
  African American 10.13% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 65.01% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.97% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mahmud

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

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Fun Facts about the name Mahmud

  • How Popular is the name Mahmud? Mahmud is the 29,984th most popular name of all time. As a last name Mahmud was the 17,176th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Mahmud have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 154 babies born with the first name Mahmud in the United States. That's more than enough people named Mahmud 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 Mahmud? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1980 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Mahmud first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mahmud is Sunday, October 14th, 1894.
  • What year had the most people named Mahmud born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mahmud was in 2016 with a total of 14 babies.
  • Random Mahmud Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Mahmud is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Mahmud: Your name in reverse order is Dumham. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Madhum. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mahmud? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,649 people with the last name Mahmud.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mahmud? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Mahmud as their last name since less than 1 person in 179k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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