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