Hugh Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Hugh:
From the Old French Hue, which is from the Old High German Hugo, a derivative of hugu (heart, mind, spirit). Hugh was used to Anglicize the Gaelic names Aodh, Uisdean, and Eoghan.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Hud, Hug, Huey
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Hugh Laurie, British actor
Hugh Hefner, founder of the "Playboy" empire
Hugh Jackman, Australian actor
Hugh Grant, British actor
Hugh Franklin, American actor and husband of Madeleine L'Engle
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Colonel Hugh Pickering, companion of Professor Higgins and financier of Eliza Doolittle's education in "Pygmalion" and "My Fair Lady"
Hugh Neutron from the Jimmy Neutron franchise