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Masoud (also spelled Masuod, Massood, Massoud, Masood, Mas'ud, Masud, Messaoud, Mesud or Mesut, Mas‘ūd, Persian: مسعود خوانده شود:مسود‎, Arabic: مسعود اِقرا:مَس عَود‎, is a given name and surname in many countries, meaning "fortunate", "prosperous", or "happy". Experts believe that the origin of this name comes from Persian as pronounced "Masöd" or Arabic as pronounced "Mass'Uöd". It is a very popular given name in Iran, Turkey, Tajikistan and Ozbekistan and is also commonly used as a popular given name and even surname in countries with Persian derived languages, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh.

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