Hugh masc. proper name, from O.N.Fr. Hugues, O.Fr. Hue, from a Frankish name meaning "heart, mind," Cf. O.H.G. Hugi, related to hugu "mind, soul, thought." Very popular after the Conquest (often in Latin form Hugo); the common form was Howe, the nickname form Hudd. Its popularity is attested by the more than 90 surnames formed from it, including Hughes, Howe, Hudson, Hewitt, Hutchins.

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  • Hugh — is a common English name:* Hugh (given name)Hugh may also refer to:Noblemen and clergyCypriot/Frankish/French* Hugh I, Count of Angoulême (c. 1183 [1] or c. 1195 – c. 1249) * Hugh II, Count of Angoulême (1221 – 1250) * Hugh III, Count of… …   Wikipedia

  • Hugh — [hjuː] ist ein Vorname und Familienname. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Herkunft und Bedeutung 2 Bekannte Namensträger 2.1 Vorname 2.2 Familienname …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hugh II — can refer to: *Hugh II, Duke of Burgundy *Hugh II of Cyprus (also Hugh II of Jerusalem) *Hugh II of Le Puiset *Hugh II, Count of Maine *Hugh II, Count of Blois *Hugh II, Count of Angoulême *Hugh II of Lusignan …   Wikipedia

  • Hugh I — can refer to: *Hugh I of Burgundy *Hugh I of Cyprus *Hugh I of France *Hugh I of Jerusalem *Hugh I of House …   Wikipedia

  • Hugh IV — may refer to:*Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy (1213 1271), a duke of Burgundy *Hugh IV of Cyprus (c.1295–1359), a King of Cyprus *Hugh IV of Lusignan (c.1026), the fourth lord of Lusignan …   Wikipedia

  • Hugh — m English: of Germanic origin, brought to Britain by the Normans. It is derived from the element hug heart, mind, spirit. Originally, the name was a short form of various compound names containing this element. Little Hugh of Lincoln was a child… …   First names dictionary

  • hugh — [ yg] interj. ÉTYM. 1851; exclam. américaine, prononcée [u] et adoptée graphiquement, mais non phonétiquement en français. ❖ ♦ Anglic. Cri de guerre des Indiens d Amérique (dans les récits populaires, les bandes dessinées, etc.). 0 Hugh ! fit le… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Hugh — [hyo͞o] n. a masculine name: var. Hugo …   English World dictionary

  • Hugh — /hyooh/ or, often, /yooh/, n. a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning heart, mind. * * * (as used in expressions) Hector Hugh Munro Auden Wystan Hugh Chamberlen Hugh Gaitskell Hugh Todd Naylor Hefner Hugh Marston Hugh Capet Hugh of Saint… …   Universalium

  • Hugh — (as used in expressions) Auden, W(ystan) H(ugh) Chamberlen, Hugh Gaitskell, Hugh (Todd Naylor) Hefner, Hugh (Marston) Latimer, Hugh Lofting, Hugh (John) MacDiarmid, Hugh MacLennan, (John) Hugh McCulloch, Hugh H(ector) H(ugh) Munro Tyrone, Hugh O… …   Enciclopedia Universal