Hugh name - Meaning of Hugh

Hugh name - Meaning of Hugh

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English, Germanic
Hugh Meaning
From the Germanic element hug, meaning "heart, mind, spirit". It was common among Frankish and French nobility, being borne by Hugh Capet, a 10th-century king of France who founded the Capetian dynasty. The Normans brought the name to England and it became common there, even more so after the time of the 12th-century bishop Saint Hugh of Lincoln, who was known for his charity. This was also the name of kings of Cyprus and the crusader kingdom of Jerusalem. The name is used in Ireland and Scotland as the Anglicized form of Aodh and Ùisdean. Hugh is an English variant of Hugo. Hugo originates in Germanic languages and means "spirited". As a masculine given name it has been popular over centuries, in many different European languages. In the United States, it has regained popularity in recent years. It functions as a surname as well, the famous bearer being Victor Hugo, a French writer.

Hugh Related Names
Variant: Hugo
Diminutives: Huey, Hughie, Hewie
Other Languages: Hugo, Huguo (Ancient Germanic), Hugo (Catalan), Hugo (Danish), Hugo (Dutch), Hugues (French), Hugo (German), Ugo (Italian), Hudde (Medieval English), Hugo (Norwegian), Hugo (Portuguese), Shug (Scottish), Hugo (Spanish), Hugo (Swedish), Huw (Welsh)

Hugh Celebrities
Hugh Grant - actor, Hugh Jackman - actor, Hugh Laurie - actor, Hugh Ray - football player, Hugh Bradley - baseball player, Hugh Dillon - actor, Hugh High - baseball player, Hugh Morlowe - actor, Hugh Pratt - soccer player,

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