What does Hew mean?
(male) Harew, Hiew, ..
(female) Hesa, Hey, .. Middle name pairings:
Hew Brodie (H.B.), ..
How popular is Hew?
Hew is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#39560 out of 150436, Top 26%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Which version is better?with its source form and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Hew (not in Top 2000) are Huey, Hugh (#849 in recent rankings), Hughie and Hugo (#432). Other variants, like Hewie, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Hew was more pronounced among parents a century ago (median #584) and is now much less (#1320, 79% less usage). Hugo is more familiar than the rest, while forms like Hugh have become less popular. (Top Baby Names, 2015)