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Hume

What does Hume mean?

Hume Pronunciation of Hume [hume] as a boys' name is of Scottish and Middle English origin, and the meaning of Hume is "holly; islands in the river". Variant of Holmes. Scottish philosopher David Hume.

Associated with: scottish, holly (tree), river, philosopher.

Variations

Hume has 1 variant: Hulme.

Creative forms:
(male) Hame, Hime, ..

(female) Huma, Hune, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hume Sky (H.S.), ..

How popular is Hume?

Hume is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#4801 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. The only prominent related form of Hume (unlisted) appearing in the Top 2000 is Holmes. Adoption of this relation of Hume was widespread a century ago (#1711). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Holmes in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hume and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Hume is alike in pronunciation to Haim, Ham and Hem. Other suggested similar names are Aime, Esme, Hale, Hamel, Hewe, Homer, Howe, Hube, Hubie, Huey, Huges, Hugh, Hugo, Hump, Humph (see Humphrey), Humpie, Hunt, Huon, Huw, Hymen, Hymie, Isme, Jame, Rome and Tome. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hume.

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in meaning and etymology.

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