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What does Huey mean?

Huey Pronunciation of Huey [huey] as a boys' name means "soul, mind, intellect". Huey is an alternate spelling of Hugh (Old French, Old German): from Hugues.

Associated with: soul (life), mind (intelligent).


Huey has 5 variants: Hew, Hewe, Hewie, Hughie and Huw.

4 more related forms via Hugh: Huges, Hughes, Hugo and Hugues.

Creative forms:
(male) Heuey, Huley, ..

(female) Huley, Huly, ..

Middle name pairings:
Huey Abe (H.A.), ..

How popular is Huey?

Huey is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1030 out of 1220, Top 84%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#3318 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Huey reached its apex position of #373 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Huey name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Huey outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Huey are Hugh (#849 via latest list), Hughes, Hughie and Hugo (#432). Other variants, like Huges, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Huey reached its most widespread in the 1890s (median #823) and is now much less (#1456, down 79%), with forms such as Hugh becoming less fashionable. Hugo is the most contemporarily stylish boy name in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Huey, Hugh, Hughes, Hughie, Hugo in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hugh, Hugo outside U.S.

Similar Names

Huey is pronounced similarly to Hai, Hi, Hough, How, Howe and Hy. Other recommended names are Abey, Acey, Audey, Frey, Grey, Haley, Hany, Hec, Hem, Hobey, Hube, Hume, Hump, Hunt, Huon, Hurley, Hurly, Huxley, Huxly, Ikey, Joey, Juley, Key, Rey, Rudey and Trey. These names tend to be less frequently used than Huey.

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