Hugh is defined as a common male name originally from Germany.
An example of Hugh is the English actor with the last name Grant who played opposite Andie MacDowell in the movie Four Weddings and a Funeral.
a masculine name: var. Hugo
- A male given name.
- (rare compared to given name) A patronymic surname.
- Has been used as a translation of Aodh, and of other Gaelic names, in Scotland and Ireland.
- Popular given name in medieval England, partly due to the fame of Saint Hugh, bishop of Lincoln. In quiet use today, more common in the U.K. and Ireland than in the U.S.A.