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Hmm sounds like a name that would fit a giant...
I used to like it very much, it's not just simple, but maybe it is because it's an old man's name, but it has something pretty about it anyways.
I like it as much as Hugh. Simple to pronounce.
This name sounds so sophisticated yet friendly to me. I have always thought it ages well. It sounds like a vintage name and I think it fits in with the name trends of today without being too popular.
I like this name for a pit bull.
I like this name, but I also think it sounds a little bit childish. Grandpa Hugo?
Also Finnish name. Finnish name day February 3.
https://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo
https://almanakka.helsinki.fi/en/name-days/name-day-search.html [noted -ed]
One of the many names that sounds bad in English, but much cooler in French. (Another one is Gilbert.)
This is one of my favorite boys' names ever. I used to think it was ugly, but I definitely adore it now.
Also Slovak: https://sk.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo
Also Czech: https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo
This name has a certain vitality that I appreciate by the way it is spelled and sounds. I also think it is a decent
choice of a name for a family who might have relations that are from, let’s say a more continental extraction in Western Europe. Making it easier to pronounce and spell for such relatives would be a significant bonus in my humble opinion. Thus making Hugo a charming and multi cultural forename that might be right for the family that selects this name for a child of theirs.
Ugly and old fashioned.
Hugo is also a Polish name. Pronounced /HOO-gaw/. It was given to 131 boys in 2017. Compared to the previous years, the number is slowly growing.
Hugo Kołłątaj was a Polish philosopher, political writer & activist, historian, priest, as well as co-author of the Constitution of 3 May 1791. He's one of the key figures of the Enlightenment in Poland.
Hugo Leclercq, better known by his stage name Madeon, is a French DJ, record producer, songwriter and musician.
Hugo is also a French name. [noted -ed]
Hugo Armando Campagnaro is an Argentine footballer who plays as a centre back for the Italian club Pescara in Serie A. A full international for Argentina since 2012, Campagnaro has earned 17 caps for his country, and two years later was selected for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, where he won a runners-up medal.
I personally like this name very much. It sounds quite sexy, and the way it rolls from the tongue and sounds is amazing... I'll definitely name my son 'Hugo'.
Hugo Rodallega is a Colombian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Trabzonspor.
Hugo Fernández Faingold is a Uruguayan political figure, who served as Vice President of Uruguay.
I would name my baby boy Hugo Bienvenue, because it reminds me of Les Mis, my favorite book.
My name is Hugo, I think it is an awesome name.
Hugo is a character from the Street Fighter series. Poison acts as Hugo's manager.
I love this name, however I don't think it ages well at all.
Hugo is the name of the villainous ventriloquist's dummy in the marvelous old horror movie Dead of Night. (That is, the dummy is villainous -- or is the ventriloquist mad?)
Hugo the Abominable Snowman, a character in Looney Tunes.
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.
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.
As an answer to leananshae 9/28/2012
The French pronunciation is not YOU-go. It is UY-go.
Hugo Weasley is the son of Ron and Hermione from the Harry Potter series!
If you say it quickly, it sounds like you're saying 'You go'. Try it.
The Portuguese pronunciation is [OO-goo].
Hugo has one thousand times the bite of dull Hugh.
Also very popular in Sweden. #5 in 2008. [noted -ed]
It sounds squishy and huggable. I wish it was my name.
Hugo Stiglitz, the awesomely psychotic ex-Nazi from Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds.
In the old video game Hugo's House of Horrors, the main character's name is Hugo.
The German pronunciation is HOO-go. [noted -ed]
Hugo Reyes, 'Hurley', is a character of the TV series LOST. Played by Jorge Garcia.
Hugo Chavez is not a dictator, he was democratically elected!
Hugo is the official Flame Champion's successor in Suikoden III.
I like this name, but I associate it with Hugo Chavez, the dictator of Venezuela.
Sir Hugo Mallinger is a character in George Eliot's novel 'Daniel Deronda.'
Sounds like somebody having an athsma attack.
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.
In an espiode of the Simpsons Treehouse of Horror, Hugo was Bart's evil twin in a dream. But this is a great name!
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.
I actually HATE this ugly name. :)
Famous bearer of this name is Hugo Laurie, the actor who plays Dr. House from the Fox tv series "House".
I like this name. To correct the person who said the actor from "House" was named HUGO Laurie, his name is actually HUGH Laurie.
Dutch pronunciation is HUY-kho (sounds like ue in the French "rue" and kh is pronounced like ch in the Scottish "loch"). [noted -ed]
Famous bearer of this name: Hugo Simberg, a Finnish painter famous for his symbolic paintings and graphic arts.
Another famous bearer is actor Hugo Weaving, most known for his roles in 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Matrix' trilogies.
Hugo Emil Alfvén was a Swedish composer, conductor, violinist, and painter.
Hugo de Groot is a very famous writer in the Netherlands. (A historian person)
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.
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.

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