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What does Shug mean?

Shug Pronunciation of Shug [shug] as a boys' name. The name Shug means "soul, mind, intellect". Shug is a Scottish form of Hugh (Old French, Old German): from Hugues.

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


3 alternative forms via Hugh: Hugo, Huw and Shuggie.

Creative forms:
(male) Shil, Soug, ..

(female) Shil, Shle, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shug Bjorn (S.B.), ..

How popular is Shug?

Shug is an uncommon first name for men. Shug is a rare last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Hugo (#432 a year ago) and Hugh (#849) are the popular related forms of Shug (not in Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Huw, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Shug was common among parents during 1880-1889 (median #198) and has become much less since (#640, 78.8% less usage). Hugo is more familiar than the rest, while Hugh is no longer trendy. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Doug, Saul, Shad, Shae, Shai, Shan, Shaq, Shaul, Shaun, Shaw, Shay, Shea, Shem, Shep, Shia, Shura, Spud, Stig and Styg. These names tend to be more commonly used than Shug.

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