Hugh Name Meaning & Origin

Hugh

Pronunciation: HYOO (key)

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.

Related Names:

Hud, Hugo

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Hud, Hug, Huey

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Famous real-life people named Hugh

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

Hugh in song, story & screen

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

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