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Meaning and name origin

Hughes \hu-ghes\ as a boy's name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Hughes is "soul, mind, intellect". Hughes is a variant of Hugh (Old German): popular in the Middle Ages and the name of numerous saints.


Hughes is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#88 out of 88799, Top 0%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Hughes and its source form. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Hugh (#869). (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Hugh in U.S.

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

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Hugues. Like Hughes, this name is not commonly used.