Origin of the name MASSOUD.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name MASSOUD.
The same as Arabic Masud
(q.v.), meaning "chance."
... the two brothers of the beg
of Tilmisan had fled to the king of Fez, and he having supplied them
with forces, they marched against Tilmisan, and besieged it; but being
deserted by their Arabs, Massoud (one of them) came over to Khair-ad-din,
whilst his brother fled to Vehran... (The History of the Maritime
Wars of the Turks, Mitchell, 1831)