Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. OO-gho(Spanish) OO-goo(Portuguese) HYOO-go(English) HUY-gho(Dutch) HOO-go(German) UY-GO(French)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Old German form of Hugh. As a surname it has belonged to the French author Victor Hugo (1802-1885), the writer of The Hunchback of Notre-Dame and Les Misérables.

Related Names

VariantsHugh(English) Hauke(German) Hugues(French) Huguo(Germanic)
DiminutivesHuey, Hughie(English)
Feminine FormHuguette(French)
Other Languages & CulturesHug(Catalan) Hauke(Frisian) Ugo(Italian) Hudde(Medieval English) Shug(Scots) Huw(Welsh)
User SubmissionsHúgó, Hùgò, Hugó


People think this name is

classic   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   simple   serious  

Name Days

Austria: April 1
Austria: April 28
Croatia: April 29
Croatia: October 8
Croatia: November 26
Czechia: April 1
Denmark: April 1
Estonia: February 3
Finland: February 3
Germany: April 29
Hungary: April 1 (as Hugó)
Latvia: November 17
Norway: November 17
Poland: April 1
Poland: April 29
Poland: November 17
Slovakia: April 1
Spain: April 1
Spain: April 29
Spain: October 8
Spain: November 17
Sweden: November 3


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Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 923.
Entry updated December 7, 2022