What does Hugh mean?
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 1 feminine form: Huette.Kreatif forms: Hagh, Hughha, Hungh. [more]
How popular is Hugh?
Hugh is a very prominent first name for males (#254 out of 1220, Top 21%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#19376 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Hugh for boys. Hugh reached its top rank of #74 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #869. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Hugh and affiliated names. Popular alternative forms of Hugh (#869 the previous year) are Hugo (#438 the previous year), Huey and Hughie. These boy names were at the height of their popularity during 1930-1939 (usage of 0.4505%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.1733%, down 61.5%), with the forms Huey and Hugh becoming less trendy. Hugo (#438) is the most contemporarily stylish baby name in this compilation, and there is also a rekindling in baby name usage for this name. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)