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What does Hughes mean?

Hughes \hu-ghes\ as a boys' name is of Old German derivation, and the meaning of the name Hughes is "soul, mind, intellect". Hughes is a variation of Hugh (Old German). Scarce as a birth name for boys.


Hughes has 8 related forms via Hugh: Hew, Hewe, Huey, Hughie, Hugo, Hugues, Huw and Ugo.


Hughes is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#88 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Popular variation forms of Hughes (#unlisted) are Hugo (#438 the previous year), Hugh (#869), Huey and Hughie. Usage of these boy names reached its apex during 1930-1939 and has become much less since, with the versions Huey and Hugh becoming less trendy. Hugo (#438) is the most chic baby name in this list, with this name enjoying a resurgence in usage. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Hughes and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Huey, Hugh, Hughie, Hugo in U.S.

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