Hugh

Hugh - A very unique male name



  Jul 26,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Hugh, meaning mind, intellect, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #113. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Hugh and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Hugh? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Hugh. The baby boy name Hugh was given to 167 baby boys in 2012, ranking #925 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 9,827 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Hugh peaked in popularity 101 years ago in 1916 on position 96.



Famous with this name

Hugh Jackman
Hugh Laurie
Hugh Grant


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Hugh is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Hugh is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #178 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #1,398.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Hugh is where you live.


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Hugh origin and meaning

Hugh is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means mind, intellect. To see famous people named Hugh, pop culture references for the name Hugh and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Hugh

We've found the following names that sound similar to Hugh, sorted by popularity.

Hugo / Hezekiah / Hayes / Hosea / Hoke / Hosie / Haig / Hughie / Hayk / Hisao /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012925
2011945
20101003
2009978
20081044
2007997
20061038
2005983
2004960
2003937
2002879
2001908
2000919
1999895
1998767
1997762
1996750
1995811
1994793
1993903
1992853
1991782
1990749
1989666
1988732
1987665
1986683
1985587
1984604
1983612
1982579
1981594
1980594
1979578
1978523
1977517
1976511
1975483
1974472
1973466
1972391
1971390
1970375
1969363
1968349
1967335
1966313
1965291
1964291
1963269
1962267
1961270
1960267
1959255
1958241
1957245
1956237
1955236
1954229
1953217
1952209
1951201
1950207
1949198
1948192
1947178
1946174
1945171
1944165
1943160
1942156
1941160
1940160
1939159
1938146
1937146
1936146
1935136
1934135
1933141
1932129
1931129
1930131
1929139
1928129
1927130
1926128
1925126
1924116
1923123
1922120
1921121
1920115
1919114
1918111
1917109
191696
1915111
1914116
1913115
1912117
1911124
1910113

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia178
Massachusetts490
Colorado547
Virginia562
Mississippi588
New York754
Washington762
Missouri767
Illinois786
Georgia819
Florida888
Ohio892
Tennessee933
Michigan938
Arizona962
North Carolina1013
Pennsylvania1080
California1241
Texas1398

Even more about Hugh


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Hugh a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Hugh?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1916
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Hugh
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 9,827
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +167

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