Type Surname (from nickname)
Scripts آل سعود(Arabic)
Other Forms FormsAl-Saud, Alsaud
From Arabic سُعُود (suʿūd), the verbal noun form of سَعَدَ (saʿada) meaning "to be fortunate, to be propitious". This is the name of the House of Saud (آل سعود), the ruling Royal Family of Saudi Arabia. The name itself is derived from the dynasty's founder: MUHAMMAD bin Saud.