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Hugh Meaning


What does Hugh mean?

The name Hugh is of English origin.

The meaning of Hugh is "bright mind".

Hugh is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 4 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced Hugh.

The Given Name Hugh

Hugh is a form of Hugues. See Hugues for further details.

The classic name Hugh, has a wonderfully elegant quality.

This 1 syllable name has strength and charm.

Wrap it up and take it home, Hugh may just be the name you're looking for.

Hugh falls into the classic name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Hugh Bonneville, and Hugh Cook Faringdon.

Hugh Popularity

In the U.S. in 2016, it ranked 850 in baby name popularity for boys with 262 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 852 in baby name popularity for boys with 262 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Hugh has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Hugh Name Popularity Page.

Hugh Related Names

Hugh is a form of Hugues.

Variants of the name Hugh include Hue, Hughe.

The names Huet, Huette, Hugette, Hugo, Huguetta, Huw, Kagan, Kagen, Ugo are all forms of Hugh.

Hugh has the diminutives (nicknames) Hudde, Hughie, Shug.

Famous Hughs

  • Hugh ~ Saint
  • Hugh Bonneville ~ Actor
  • Hugh Cook Faringdon ~ Saint
  • Hugh Dancy ~ Actor
  • Hugh David Politzer ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 2004
  • Hugh dei Lippi Ugucioni ~ Saint
  • Hugh Duffy ~ Baseball Player
  • Hugh Grant ~ Actor
  • Hugh Green ~ Saint
  • Hugh Griffith ~ Actor
  • Hugh Hefner ~ Business Mogul
  • Hugh Jackman ~ Actor
  • Hugh Laurie ~ Actor
  • Hugh McElhenny ~ Football Player
  • Hugh More ~ Saint
  • Hugh of Anzy le Duc ~ Saint
  • Hugh of Avalon ~ Saint
  • Hugh of Châteauneuf ~ Saint
  • Hugh of Cluny ~ Saint
  • Hugh of Fosses ~ Saint
  • Hugh of Genoa ~ Saint
  • Hugh of Noara ~ Saint
  • Hugh Taylor ~ Saint

Hugh Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Hugh.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Hugh Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Hugh in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Hugh.

Just for fun, see the name Hugh in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Hugh in Nautical Flags page.