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To my knowledge (and it happens to be my name) the name Hugo originates from the Greek, and means "Thinker" or "Philosopher". In European countries like Switzerland, April 1st would be the name day.
-- charlesof23  1/4/2005
I think this is an awesome and sophisticated boy's name. I used to know a guy with this name who was very hansome yet very melancholy and mysterious. That's the only thing that would put me off calling a male child Hugo.
-- Anonymous User  7/5/2005
Hugo de Groot is a very famous writer in the Netherlands. (A historian person)
-- Anonymous User  11/22/2005
Hugo Emil Alfvén was a Swedish composer, conductor, violinist, and painter.
-- Anonymous User  12/20/2005
Another famous bearer is actor Hugo Weaving, most known for his roles in 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Matrix' trilogies.
-- xloserdorkx  1/11/2006
Famous bearer of this name: Hugo Simberg, a Finnish painter famous for his symbolic paintings and graphic arts.
-- Anonymous User  1/13/2006
Dutch pronunciation is HUY-kho (sounds like ue in the French "rue" and kh is pronounced like ch in the Scottish "loch"). [noted -ed]
-- X-Mar  2/18/2006
Famous bearer of this name is Hugo Laurie, the actor who plays Dr. House from the Fox tv series "House".
-- Mary-Rach  3/2/2006
I like this name. To correct the person who said the actor from "House" was named HUGO Laurie, his name is actually HUGH Laurie.
-- namecritic  10/11/2006
I actually HATE this ugly name. :)
-- rainxxxgurl  9/24/2006
Slight spoiler warning for those who have not yet read the seventh Harry Potter novel, but Ron and Hermione's son is called Hugo Weasley.
-- Nochenne  7/21/2007
In an espiode of the Simpsons Treehouse of Horror, Hugo was Bart's evil twin in a dream. But this is a great name!
-- spaz123  9/2/2007
Hugo Gernsback was an influential early writer and publisher of science fiction novels, today considered by many to be the father of the genre. A yearly award given to outstanding science fiction and fantasy publications was named Hugo in his honor.
-- sarescent  10/10/2007
Sounds like somebody having an athsma attack.
-- sweetkit  3/7/2008
Sir Hugo Mallinger is a character in George Eliot's novel 'Daniel Deronda.'
-- Kate  4/10/2008
Hugo is the official Flame Champion's successor in Suikoden III.
-- Jilliacrates  9/17/2008
I like this name, but I associate it with Hugo Chavez, the dictator of Venezuela.
-- bananarama  9/17/2008
Hugo Chavez is not a dictator, he was democratically elected!
-- Caprice  10/22/2008
Hugo Reyes, 'Hurley', is a character of the TV series LOST. Played by Jorge Garcia.
-- Anonymous User  2/4/2009
The German pronunciation is HOO-go. [noted -ed]
-- mafiosa  8/7/2009
In the old video game Hugo's House of Horrors, the main character's name is Hugo.
-- Zepton  8/29/2009
Hugo Stiglitz, the awesomely psychotic ex-Nazi from Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds.
-- dramaelf  9/5/2009
It sounds squishy and huggable. I wish it was my name.
-- BonVoyage  11/8/2009
Also very popular in Sweden. #5 in 2008. [noted -ed]
-- Frozten  11/22/2009
Hugo has one thousand times the bite of dull Hugh.
-- vomiting  2/15/2010
The Portuguese pronunciation is [OO-goo].
-- SugarPlumFairy  6/28/2010
If you say it quickly, it sounds like you're saying 'You go'. Try it.
-- starz26  7/6/2010
Hugo Weasley is the son of Ron and Hermione from the Harry Potter series!
-- lakin5  1/3/2012
I've noticed that this seems to be a somewhat popular name for babies here in France right now. It's pronounced, 'you-go' in French, with no 'h' sound.
-- leananshae  9/28/2012
Nice name. I knew a little boy named Hugo and he pronounced it HUGH-go, which is the usual pronunciation in the US. It's never been very popular here and it's nice that way, because then the people named Hugo are unique :) I highly recommend using it, it's very cute and quirky but will suit all ages.
-- Anonymous User  6/10/2013

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