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Boy Names Starting with Hu-

Hu- baby names and what they mean, with 24 results. Hu- names are used more often as masculine names. These boy names were at the height of their popularity less than a decade ago (USAGE OF 0.8%) and have remained as popular to this day (USAGE 0.8%, 5%), but with names such as Huey going out of style. Hudson (#54), Huxley (#668) and Hugo (#422) are three of the more fashionable names for newborns here, while Hupp (TOP 4%) and Hussey (2%) are common Hu- last names.

Hu- names

Hubbard - Hussein | Huston - Huxley

Hubbard - Hussein


Variant of Hubert. Popular as last name. Compare Hubbard (UPPER 1%) with common surnames Hassard (UPPER 37%), Hougaard (90%), which also end with -ard. See also Hulbard.

Hubert and variants

Hubert, var. Hugh1, Hubie, Huberto, Hube, Hubbard2
From Old German element. "Bright or shining intellect." Somewhat common as birth names, Hubert, Huberto, etc. are comparable to the common Humberto.


Root fr. Old English element. "Son of Hugh." Usage of Hudson as a baby name in 2018 was up a lot compared to the previous decade. See also Hodgson.

Hugh and variants

Hugh2, var. Huw, Hugues, Hugo1, Hughie, Huges, Hughes, Huey
Stems fr. Old French, Old German words. "Soul, mind, intellect." Hugo has increased in prominence since 1940-1949.


Source fr. Latin, Old French, Old German languages. "Soul, mind, intellect." Hugo became less popular last year, falling -5 rankings as a boys' name to reach #422. See also Hough.

Hulbert1, var. Hulburt, Hulburd, Hulbard
Derived fr. Old German. "Bright grace." Humbert (TOP 5%), Hubbert (9%) are common last names.

Humbert and variants

Humbert, var. Humberto
Origin fr. Old German word. "Renowned warrior." Humbert (TOP 5%) and Humberto (87%) occur commonly as last names.

Hume, var. Hulme
Based on Scottish, Middle English languages. "Holly; islands in the river." Hume and Hulme are uncommon as baby names.

Humphrey and variants

Humphrey, var. Hunfredo, Humpie, Humphry, Humphery, Hump, Humph, Humfry, Humfried, Humfrid, Humfrey
Origin fr. Old German language. "Peaceful warrior." Humphery (TOP 17%), Humphrey (1%) and Humphry (23%) occur regularly as surnames.


Origin fr. Old English element. "Hunt." Less common today. Hunt was last recorded in 1880-1889 in the Top 2000.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hu- names: Hubbard, Hubert, Hudson, Huey, Hugh

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hu- names: Hughes, Hughie, Hugo, Humbert, Humberto

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hu- names: Humphrey, Hunt, Hunter, Hurley, Hussain, Hussein

Hunter and variants

Hunter, var. Hunt2
Root fr. Old English language. "Hunter, pursuer." Hunter and Hunt became less popular last year, dropping -3 positions as birth names with Hunter leading the decline.

Huntington, var. Hunt3, Huntingdon
Origin fr. Old English language. "Hunter's settlement." Hunt, Huntingdon and Huntington are hardly found as masculine names.

Huntley, var. Huntly, Huntleigh, Huntlee, Huntlea
Stems fr. Old English language. "Meadow of the hunter." Huntlee and variants are seldom found as masculine names.

From Hebrew. "God is gracious." Huxon is a marginally prominent boys' name. See also Han.

Hurlbert, var. Hurlbutt, Hurlburt, Hulbert2
Origin fr. Old English word. "Shining army." Hurlburt and variants are uncommon as children's names.

Hurley and variants

Hurley, var. Hurly, Hurleigh, Hurlee
Derived fr. Irish, Gaelic element. "Sea tide." Hurley is generally used as a baby name among these variations.

Origin fr. Middle English. "Thicket of trees." Hurst was not a Top birth name in 2018.

Form of Horst. Derived fr. Old German. "Wood, thicket." Hurst is rare as a masculine name, registering commonly (UPPER 1%) as a last name. See also Hirst.

Origin fr. Arabic element. "Excellence." Husnia and Husnir are creative variations. See also Husain.

Hussein and variants

Hussein, var. Hussain, Husein, Husayn, Husain
Root fr. Arabic word. "Good; small handsome one." Hussein and Hussain are more popular as boys' names among these variant forms.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Hu- names for boys.

1. Hubbard - Hussein
Hubbard, Hubert [Hugh, Hube, Hubie, Huberto, Hubbard], Hudson, Hugh [Huw, Hugo, Huey, Huges, Hugues, Hughie, Hughes], Hugo, Hulbert [Hulburt, Hulburd, Hulbard], Humbert [Humberto], Hume [Hulme], Humphrey [Hump, Humph, Humpie, Humfry, Humphry, Hunfredo, Humphery, Humfried, ..], Hunt, Hunter [Hunt], Huntington [Hunt, Huntingdon], Huntley [Huntly, Huntlee, Huntlea, Huntleigh], Huon, Hurlbert [Hulbert, Hurlbutt, Hurlburt], Hurley [Hurly, Hurlee, Hurleigh], Hurst, Horst [Hurst], Husni, Hussein [Husayn, Husein, Husain, Hussain]

Houston [Huston, Hutcheson, Hutchinson], Hutton [Hutten], Huxford, Huxley [Huxly, Huxlee, Huxlea, Huxleigh]

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