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What does Hugues mean?

Hugues Pronunciation of Hugues [hugues] as a name for boys. The name Hugues means "soul, mind, intellect". Hugues is an alternate spelling of Hugh (Old French, Old German) and its source form.

Associated with: soul (life), mind (intelligent).


5 different relations via Hugh: Huey, Huges, Hughes, Hughie and Hugo.

Creative forms:
(male) Hogues, ..


Middle name pairings:
Hugues Sylas (H.S.), ..

How popular is Hugues?

Hugues is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#62046 out of 150436, Top 41%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Hugues (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000 are Hugo (#432 from recent data), Hugh (#849), Hughie, Hughes and Huey. Usage of these forms of Hugues was at its highest during 1890-1899 (usage of 0.2%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.1%, 79.4%), with forms such as Hugh becoming somewhat outmoded. Hugo is the most trendy boy name among these. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Burges, Hagen, Haglea (see Hagley), Haglee, Hagley, Hagun, Hannes, Hawes, Hayes, Hermes, Hobbes, Hodges, Holmes, Hube, Hubie, Hulme, Hume, Hunter, Hurlee, Hurley, Hutten, Huxlea, Huxlee, Huxley, Jaques, Jules, Lugus, Magnes and Purves. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hugues.

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