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Origin: Germanic

Meaning: derived from Germanic element hug meaning "heart, mind, spirit".

It's also been used as an Anglicized form of Gaelic names Aodh meaning "fire" and Uisdean, the Scottish-Gaelic form of Old Norse Eysteinn derived from Old Norse elements ey (island) and steinn (stone) meaning "island stone".

Nicknames: Huey, Hughie, Hewey, Hewie


Variants:
  • Hugo
  • Hugues (French)
  • Huguo (Ancient Germanic)
  • Ugo (Italian)
  • Huw (Welsh)
  • Hudde (medieval diminutive of Hugo)



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