Hugh definition

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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.

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(person, proper) A masculine name: var. Hugo.
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A male given name.
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(rare compared to given name) A patronymic surname​.
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Origin of hugh

  • From the Old French aristocratic and saint's name Hughe, brought to England by Normans, from a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element hug (“heart, mind”), such as Hubert.

    From Wiktionary