Hugo

Hugo - A very unique male name



  Mar 29,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Hugo, meaning mind, intellect, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #630. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Hugo and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Hugo? 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 Hugo. The baby boy name Hugo was given to 589 baby boys in 2012, ranking #438 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,786 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Hugo peaked in popularity 103 years ago in 1914 on position 350.



Famous with this name

Hugo Weaving
Hugo Döblin
Hugo Flytström


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Hugo is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Hugo is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #207 - and is the least popular in North Carolina at position #815.

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 Hugo is where you live.


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Hugo origin and meaning

Hugo is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means mind, intellect. To see famous people named Hugo, pop culture references for the name Hugo and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Hugo

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

Hugh / 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
2012438
2011438
2010443
2009405
2008391
2007401
2006375
2005370
2004368
2003367
2002375
2001396
2000400
1999408
1998423
1997430
1996437
1995440
1994420
1993393
1992376
1991400
1990418
1989409
1988431
1987455
1986448
1985461
1984475
1983476
1982438
1981393
1980441
1979456
1978524
1977494
1976488
1975492
1974479
1973500
1972556
1971534
1970594
1969594
1968553
1967637
1966641
1965625
1964703
1963681
1962638
1961710
1960740
1959738
1958731
1957723
1956815
1955822
1954745
1953847
1952742
1951784
1950903
1949862
19481000
19471094
1946748
1945733
1944992
1943820
1942878
1941968
19401017
1939893
1938745
1937705
1936769
1935666
1934771
1933730
1932634
1931638
1930472
1929482
1928529
1927566
1926504
1925487
1924495
1923519
1922562
1921425
1920494
1919479
1918422
1917410
1916381
1915381
1914350
1913397
1912373
1911418
1910630

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia207
California283
Texas296
Massachusetts311
New York359
Oregon401
Illinois403
Kansas419
Washington419
Minnesota427
Colorado451
Nebraska455
Iowa457
New Jersey459
Utah459
Nevada466
Arizona482
Maryland512
Kentucky513
Florida593
Indiana631
Virginia653
Georgia654
Tennessee666
South Carolina734
Pennsylvania746
Missouri768
Michigan795
North Carolina815

Even more about Hugo


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 Hugo 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 Hugo?

2 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
1914
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Hugo
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 2,786
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +589

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