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Hughes /hugh-es/ as a boys' name. The meaning of the name Hughes is "soul, mind, intellect". Hughes is an alternate spelling, with the suffix -es, of Hugh (Old French, Old German): from Hugues.


Hughes has 1 variant: Huges.

Hughes has 4 more related forms via Hugh: Huey, Hughie, Hugo and Hugues.

Kreatif forms: Haghes, Heghes, Hoghes. [more]

pinHow popular is Hughes?

Hughes is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#83 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Popular variation forms of Hughes (not ranked) are Hugo (#438 from current records), Hugh (#869), Huey and Hughie. Other variants, like Huges, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Hughes reached its apex during 1930-1939 (average #549) and is somewhat less today (#826, down 61.5%), with the versions Huey and Hugh becoming less trendy. Hugo 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.

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Hughes is pronounced similarly to Hawes and Hayes. Like Hughes, these names are not commonly used.