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What does Hugo mean?

Hugo Pronunciation of Hugo [hugo] as a boys' name is pronounced HEW-goh. It is of Latin, Old French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Hugo is "soul, mind, intellect". Latinized form of Hugh, derived from hug. The name was used since medieval times.

Associated with: soul (life), medieval.


Hugo has 1 variant: Ugo.

9 more different relations via Hugh: Hew, Hewe, Huey, Huges, Hughes, Hughie, Hugues, Huw and Shug.

Creative forms:
(male) Hago, Hogo, ..

(female) Huno, Huro, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hugo Julio (H.J.), ..

How popular is Hugo?

Hugo is a very popular first name for men (#438 out of 1220, Top 36%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#10139 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Hugo reached its peak rank of #322 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is presently at #432. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hugo name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Huey, Hugh (#849 last year), Hughes and Hughie are the popular related forms of Hugo (#432 last year) listed in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Hugo was more pronounced 125 years ago (usage of 0.2%) and has become significantly reduced since (usage 0.1%, 79%), with versions such as Huey becoming less stylish. Hugo is the most contemporarily stylish birth name here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hugo, Huey, Hugh, Hughes, Hughie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Dago, Hako, Hiro, Hough, Hube, Hume, Hump, Hunt, Huon, Iago, Ingo, Jago, Mungo, Togo and Yago. These names tend to be less frequently used than Hugo.

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