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Hugh meaning and name origin

Hugh \hu-gh\ as a boy's name is pronounced hew. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Hugh is "soul, mind, intellect". Popular in the Middle Ages and the name of numerous saints. Huw is a Welsh form; Hugo is fashionable in Spain. Film director Hugh Hudson; "Playboy" founder Hugh Hefner; American Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black; actors Hugh Grant, Hugh Beaumont, Hugh Jackman; football player Hugh Douglas.

Hugh has 9 variant forms: Hew, Hewe, Huey, Hughes, Hughie, Hugo, Hugues, Huw and Ugo.

For more information, see also related names Aodh and Hewett.

Hugh is also pronounced similarly to Hough. Another suggested similar baby name is Lugh.

View a list of the 16 names that reference Hugh.


Popularity of Hugh

Hugh is a very popular first name for males (#254 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#14590 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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