Hugo: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Hugo

Hugo

Pronunciation: HYOO-goh (key)

Origin of the name Hugo:

From the Old French Hue, which is from the Old High German Hugo, a derivative of hugu (heart, mind, spirit).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Huey, Hugh

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My dear little brother is called Hugo; both he and the name are trully charming. I cannot help but smile at the little man, really quite content with his name, he tells all of it. It may be a rare name, but it's cheerful and happy, and trully prefect. His middle name is Walter.

I am due with twins in November, and little baby b is going to be named Hugo:)I absolutely LOVE this name!

My son is named Hugo Augustus and he carries it well. I agree that the name is a cheerful and happy one, it is the perfect tone for my little boy. Hugo has 2 year old twin sisters named Marlo and Sabine.

I think Hugo is a great, unique name. My name is Kyle, which to me is too common. I am a unique individual and I believe I should have a unique name. I plan to go to court and change my name to Hugo. I also think Gelch is a unique surname, so I'm also going to change my last name from Russell to Gelch. Hugo Gelch. Now, if that isn't unique, I don't know what is!

Nicknames for Hugo: | Edit

Hugh, Hue, Huey

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Famous real-life people named Hugo: | Edit

Hugo Gernsback, Luxembourg-American writer and publisher, called the Father of Science Fiction and after whom an award honoring authors in that genre is named.
Hugo Weaving, Australian actor (Lord of the Rings, V for Vendetta)
Hugo Chavez, former president of Venezuela
Hugo Boss, menswear designer
Hugo van Lawick, wildlife photographer and former husband of Dr. Jane Goodall
Victor Hugo, French novelist, wrote Les Miserables and Notre Dame de Paris
Jean Hugo, French artist

Hugo in song, story & screen: | Edit

Hugo Reyes, character on the TV series "Lost"
Hugo Weasley, Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger's son in the epilogue of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"
"The Invention of Hugo Cabret," novel by Brian Selznick
"Hugo," Martin Scorsese film based on Brian Selznick's novel, "The Invention of Hugo Cabret"
Hugo Peabody, character in the musical "Bye Bye Birdie"
Hugo Marston, sleuth in Mark Pryor's mystery series

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