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is the main transliteration of the Arabic given name, , , that comes from the Arabic triconsonantal root of Ḥ-M-D "Praise"
Despite sharing the same triconsonantal root, this name is distinct from the name Muhammad
Muhammad was a prophet and an Arabic religious and political leader who preached and established Islam.Muhammad may also refer to:*Muhammad , listing people with the given name or surname Muhammad...
. One of the Islamic prophet Muhammad's many names is Mahmud
The name is common in most parts of the Islamic world; it is used as a given name for males, while the variant Mahmuda
is given to females.
- Mahmud I
Mahmud I , called the Hunchback was the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1730 to 1754.-Biography:...
, Sultan of Ottoman Empire 1730-1754
- Mahmud II
Mahmud II was the 30th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1808 until his death in 1839. He was born in the Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, the son of Sultan Abdulhamid I...
, Sultan of Ottoman Empire 1808-1839
- Mahmud II of Great Seljuk
Mahmud II was the Seljuq sultan of Baghdad in 1118 following the death of his father Mehmed I. At the time Mahmud was fourteen, and ruled over Iraq and Persia....
, Sultan of Baghdad 1118
- Mahmud of Ghazni
Mahmud of Ghazni , actually ', was the most prominent ruler of the Ghaznavid dynasty who ruled from 997 until his death in 1030 in the eastern Iranian lands. Mahmud turned the former provincial city of Ghazni into the wealthy capital of an extensive empire which covered most of today's Iran,...
, ruler of Ghazni 997-1030
- Mahmoud Abbas
Mahmoud Abbas , also known by the kunya Abu Mazen , has been the Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organisation since 11 November 2004 and became President of the Palestinian National Authority on 15 January 2005 on the Fatah ticket.Elected to serve until 9 January 2009, he unilaterally...
, President of the Palestinian National Authority
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran
- Mahmoud Ahmed
Mahmoud Ahmed is an Ethiopian singer of Gurage ancestry.-Biography:Born in Addis Ababa, Mahmoud shined shoes in that city before becoming a handyman at the Arizona Club, where he first sang professionally in the early 1960s...
, Ethiopian musician
- Mehmood Ali, Indian actor
- Mehmood Bhatti
Mehmood Bhatti is an internationally acclaimed Pakistani French fashion designer based in Paris. Mehmood is originally from Lahore and a graduate of the Government College University; in 1977 he left for Paris for an MBA degree “without any money...
, Pakistani fashion designer
- Mahmut Celal Bayar, third President of Turkey
- Mahmut Bezgin
Mahmut Bezgin is a Turkish footballer, who is currently playing for Turkish side Gaziantepspor. He is tall and weighs .-External links:*...
, Turkish footballer
- Mahmut Boz
Mahmut Boz is a Turkish football player. He currently plays Defender for Sivasspor on loan from Gençlerbirliği in the Turkcell Super League.-External links:* * at TFF.org* at transfermarkt.de*...
, Turkish footballer
- Mahmut Cuhruk
Mahmut Cuhruk was a Turkish judge. He was president of the Constitutional Court of Turkey from March 2, 1988 until March 1, 1990.-External links:*...
, Turkish judge
- Mahmoud Darwish
Mahmoud Darwish was a Palestinian poet and author who won numerous awards for his literary output and was regarded as the Palestinian national poet...
, Palestinian poet
- Mahmut Demir
Mahmut Demir , is a former Turkish Olympic medalist, World and European champion sports wrestler in the Super heavyweight class . He won the gold medal at the 1996 Olympics in Men's Freestyle wrestling....
, Turkish sport wrestler
- Mahmoud Guinia
El Maallem Mahmoud Guinia El Maallem Mahmoud Guinia El Maallem Mahmoud Guinia (المعلم محمود ﯕينيا or المعلم محمود كينيا; also spelled Mahmoud Gania is a musician from Morocco. He has appeared on a number of recordings, most notably with Verve recording The Splendid Master Gnawa Musicians of Morocco....
, Moroccan singer
- Maulana Mehmud Hasan
Shaykh-ul-Hind Maulana Mehmud Al-Hasan was an eminent Islamic Scholar who made tireless efforts in the freedom struggle during the British Rule in India. He was conferred upon by the title 'Shaykh-ul-Hind' which means the leading scholar of India. -Early life:Mehmud Hasan was born in the town of...
, Indian independence activist
- Mahmut Hoşgiz
Mahmut Hoşgiz is a Turkish footballer who plays for Tokatspor in the TFF Second League. He was born in Hafik, Sivas.Hoşgiz previously played for Petrolofisi, Sivasspor and Eyüpspor. He is currently with Tokatspor.-References:...
, Turkish footballer
- Mahmud Hotaki, Afghan ruler
- Mahmud Khalid
Mahmud Khalid is a Ghanaian politician and a former Minister of State. He is a member of the National Democratic Congress of Ghana. He served briefly as the Minister for the Upper West Region in the Mills government....
, Ghanaian politician
- Mehmud Khurd, Pakistani ruler
- Mahmud al-Kashgari, Turkish scholar
- Mahmoud Jaballah, Egyptian-Canadian Jihad member
- Mahmud Mahmud
Mahmud Mahmud was an Iranian politician and historian. He served as Governor of Tehran, Member of Parliament, and Minister of Post and Telegraph....
, Iranian politician
- Mahmoud el-Meliguy
Mahmoud el-Meliguy was an Egyptian screenwriter and an actor of film, theatre, and television. He started his career playing minor roles, but achieved stardom in the late 1930s. A popular and award-winning actor, he has acted in hundreds of films and was famous for his evil, villain roles...
, Egyptian Actor
- Mahmud Al-Nashaf, Israeli Arab politician
- Mahmud Nazari
Mahmud Nazari is a former Nangarhar University lecturer in Afghanistan in Faculty of Agriculture, active writer and Satirist.-Early life:...
, Afghan academic
- Mahmud Saedon Othman
Mahmud Saedon Othman was a Muslim intellectual and academician, arguably the best that had ever been born and raised in Brunei Darussalam. His full title was Dato Paduka Seri Setia Professor Dr Haji Awang Mahmud Saedon which was awarded by the Brunei government and Malaysian government...
, Malay intellectual
- Mahmoud Abdel Salam Omar
Mahmoud Abdel Salam Omar is an Egyptian businessman. He is the Chairman of El-Mex Salines, an Egyptian salt production company, and was formerly Chairman of Egypt's Bank of Alexandria and head of the Egyptian Banks Federation...
, Egyptian businessman
- Mahmut Özgener
Mahmut Özgener has been the 38th president of the Turkish Football Federation. He succeeded Hasan Doğan, who died of a heart attack in Bodrum...
, Turkish Football Federation president
- Mahmoud an-Nukrashi Pasha
Mahmoud Fahmi an-Nukrashi Pasha was an Egyptian political figure. He served as the prime minister of Egypt between 1945 and 1946 and again from 1946 and 1948. He was assassinated by a 21 year-old student and member of the Muslim Brotherhood, disguised as a police official, while in office....
, Prime Minister of Egypt 1945-1946 & 1946-1948
- Mehmood Quaraishy
Mehmood Quraishy, born February 4, 1942, in Kenya, was a Kenyan cricketer who played three One day Internationals in the 1975 World Cup for East Africa...
, Kenyan cricketer
- Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf is an American professional basketball player.-Life and career:Abdul-Rauf was born in Gulfport, Mississippi. After a record-setting college career at Louisiana State University, he was selected with the third pick in the 1990 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets...
, American basketball player
- Mahmud Shah (Sultan of Malacca)
Sultan Mahmud Shah ruled Malacca from 1488 to 1528. He was the son of Sultan Alauddin Riayat Shah.Upon his father's premature death, he was installed at a very young age. The regent at that time was the prime minister Tun Perak. During his initial years as a young adult, the sultan was known to...
, Sultan of Malacca 1488-1528
- Mahmud Shah Durrani
Mahmud Shah Durrani was born Prince and ruler of the Durrani Empire between 1801 and 1803, and again between 1809 and 1818...
, ruler of Afghanistan 1801-1803 & 1809-1818
- Mehmood Sham
Mahmood Shaam is an Urdu-language journalist of Pakistan. He is the editor in Karachi of the Daily Jang, Pakistan's largest newspaper.He will be working as the Chief Editor of Ary Digital Urdu News paper.- Writer :Cardio Spasm 1969...
, Pakistani journalist
- Mahmut Şenol
Mahmut Şenol is a contemporary Turkish author and journalist. He has published 6 books as of September, 2011:* Phaselis Adağı - novel/historical fiction* Bay Konsolos - novel/fiction...
, Turkish author
- Mehmood ul Hassan Kaukab Al-Tabrezi
Mehmood ul Hassan Kaukab Al Shirazi Al Tabrezi was a famous poet and critic of Peshawar. He was born in Tabriz, Iran and migrated to Peshawar, Pakistan via Afghanistan in the early 1900s. In Pakistan, he joined the Information Services. He helped enrich Hindko, Urdu and Persian literature for more...
, Pakistani poet
- Mahmud Tarzi
Mahmūd Bēg Tarzī was one of Afghanistan's greatest intellectuals. He is known as the father of Afghan journalism...
, Afghan journalist
- Mahmut Tekdemir
Mahmut Tekdemir is a Turkish professional footballer who currently plays as a centre back for İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor in the Süper Lig.-References:...
, Turkish footballer
- Mahmut Yıldırım
Mahmut Yıldırım, better known as Yeşil , was a Turkish contract killer of Zaza origin. He worked for Mehmet Eymür, former chairman of the National Intelligence Organization's defunct Counter-Terrorism Department. He also used the alias Ahmet Demir.He is wanted for the killing of eight people.He...
, Kurdish contract killer
- Mahmut Yilmaz
Mahmut Yilmaz is a German footballer. He currently plays for Hamm United. He also holds Turkish citizenship.-External links:...
, German footballer
- Abid Hamid Mahmud
Lieutenant General Abid Al-Hamid Mahmud al-Tikriti was an Iraqi military officer under Saddam Hussein's deposed regime.Mahmud began his military career as an non-commissioned officer and rose through the ranks, becoming part of Hussein's personal bodyguard, and finally, his personal secretary.A...
, Iraqi general
- Ahmad Mahmoud
Ahmad Mahmoud was an Iranian novelist.In his youth he worked as a day laborer, driver, construction worker and suffered imprisonment for leftist political views and oppositionist activities...
, Iranian novelist
- Arif Mehmood
Arif Mehmood is a Pakistani international footballer playing currently for WAPDA FC.He has been the leading goalscorer in the PPL three times, coming in 2004, 2007 and in 2008-Goals for Senior National Team:-References:...
, Pakistani footballer
- Arshad Mehmood (composer), Pakistani actor and music composer
- Arshad Mehmood (singer)
Arshad Mehmood is a Pakistani singer. Many of his songs for the Pakistani film industry Lollywood have been popular.-External links:*...
, Pakistani singer
- A. T. Mahmud
Abdullah Totong Mahmud was a renowned Indonesian composer of children's songs. Born in Palembang, South Sumatra, he taught as a teacher in Riau and Jakarta prior to beginning work as a composer...
, Indonesian songwriter
- Faakhir Mehmood
Faakhir Mehmood is a Pakistani singer and music composer. He started out his career in a Pakistani musical group called Awaz. However to conflicts of interest the band split and they all went to become solo artists. The band Awaz also consisted of well known musician Haroon.Faakhir has produced...
, Pakistani singer
- Hasnat Mehmood
Hasnat Mehmood [ Urdu: حسنات محمود ] is a visual artist who lives and works in Lahore, Pakistan. He was born on 3 March 1978 in Jhelum.- Art career :...
, Pakistani artist
- Karem Mahmoud
Karem Mahmoud , also known as "the Melodious Knight", was a popular Egyptian singer and actor, also popular in the Arab world....
, Egyptian singer
- Kashif Mehmood
Kashif Mehmood is a Pakistani actor who has helped to change the cinema in Pakistan, leading the revival of cinema in Pakistan through his confident and impressive acting in various difficult roles in Pakistan. He has teamed up with director Humayun Saeed to being in many films and dramas in Pakistan...
, Pakistani actor
- Khaled Mahmud
Khaled Mahmud is a former Bangladeshi cricketer. A medium-pace bowler and middle-order batsman, he played international cricket for Bangladesh from 1998 to 2006, captaining the team from 2003 to 2004....
, Bangladeshi cricketer
- Sajid Mahmood
Sajid "Saj" Iqbal Mahmood is an English cricketer of Pakistani descent...
, English cricketer
- Salim Mehmud
Dr. Salim Mehmud, also known as Salim Mehmood, is a Pakistani rocket scientist and a nuclear engineer. He is the former chaiman of Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission . He has served as chief scientist at the Defence Science and Technology Organization...
, Pakistani rocket scientist
- Sultan Bashiruddin Mahmood
Sultan Bashiruddin Mahmood, otherwise written as, Sultan Bashir-ud-Din Mehmood), and Manchester, United Kingdom. A controversial figure, Bashiruddin Mahmood is widely popular in Pakistan's scientific and religious circles for his scientific interpretation and its relation to Quran...
, Pakistani nuclear engineer
- Shaaban Mahmoud, Egyptian footballer
- Shabana Mahmood
Shabana Mahmood is a British Labour Party politician and barrister, who has been the Member of Parliament for Birmingham, Ladywood since the May 2010 general election.-Early life:...
, British politician
- Shahid Mahmood
Shahid Mahmood is a former Pakistani cricketer who played in one Test in 1962. He is known for being the first man from Pakistan to take all ten wickets in a first class innings. He again replicated the feat some years later....
, Pakistani cricketer
- Rashid Mahmood
Rashid Mahmod is one of the most versatile and most casted actors in all of Pakistan's film and drama industry.-External links:...
, Pakistani actor
- Tahir Mahmood
Dr. Tahir Mahmood, Member, Law Commission of India, is a renowned jurist specializing in Islamic Law, Hindu Law, Religion and Law and Law Relating to Minorities. He has been Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, Chairman, National Commission for Minorities, Member, National Human Rights...
, Indian jurist
- Younis Mahmoud
Younis Mahmoud Khalef is an Iraqi football striker who currently playes for Al-Wakrah. He was recently removed from his previous club, Al-Gharafa in Qatar despite being the top goal scorer in the league for the third time in five years. He is also the captain of the Iraq national football team...
, Iraqi footballer
- Mahmoud (elephant), an elephant associated with the Year of the Elephant in Islamic history
- Mahmoud (horse)
Mahmoud was an French-bred Thoroughbred racehorse who in 1936 won England's most prestigious race, the Epsom Derby and who became a Champion sire in the United States....
, Epsom Derby winner in 1936