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.
- The second is Hugh IV.
- In 1281 his first wife died, and on the 5th of February 1284 he married Isabella, daughter of Hugh IV.
- The kingdom of Cyprus passed to Hugh, his son by an earlier marriage, while that of Jerusalem passed to Maria, the daughter of Isabella by her previous marriage with Conrad of Montferrat.
- Accrington (Akerenton, Alkerington, Akerington) was granted by Henry de Lacy to Hugh son of Leofwine in Henry II.'s reign, but came again into the hands of the Lacys, and was given by them about 1200 to the monks of Kirkstall, who converted it into a grange.
- A Hugh de Lusignan appears in the illfated crusade of 110o-1101; another Hugh, the Brown, came as a pilgrim to the Holy Land in 1164, and was taken prisoner by Nureddin.