Mahmoud (Arabic: محمود) is the transliteration of an Arabic given name that comes from the Arabic triconsonantal root of Ḥ-M-D ("praise"), meaning "Praiseworthy", (literally means) The praised one, Worthy of reverence, Laudable, commendable – in Persian it is written Mehmoud, in Arabic it is spelt as Mahmud, and the above is in both Urdu (Hindustani) and English. Despite the similarity, this name is a distinct name from Muhammad (Mohammed).
One of the Islamic prophet Muhammad's many names is Mahmud.
Mahmoud an-Nukrashi Pasha, Prime Minister of Egypt 1945-1946 & 1946-1948
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