Huw Name Meaning & Origin

Huw

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.

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This is the traditional Welsh spelling of the name Hugh. It is not uncommon in the UK, and Wales in particular.

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Huw Edwards, BBC news reader.

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Huw Morgan, protagonist of 'How Green was my Valley' by Richard Llewellyn

Huw Davies is Ruth's Welsh friend in Eva Ibbotson's book 'The Morning Gift'

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