NAME ANALYSIS

 

First name origin & meaning:

German: Bright soul

First name variations: Hew, Huey, Hughie, Hughes, Huet, Hugi, Hugo, Ugo

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English: from the Old French personal name Hu(gh)e, introduced to Britain by the Normans. This is in origin a short form of any of the various Germanic compound names with the first element hug ‘heart’, ‘mind’, ‘spirit’. Compare, for example, Howard 1, Hubble, and Hubert. It was a popular personal name among the Normans in England, partly due to the fame of St. Hugh of Lincoln (1140–1200), who was born in Burgundy and who established the first Carthusian monastery in England.
  2. In Ireland and Scotland this name has been widely used as an equivalent of Celtic Aodh ‘fire’, the source of many Irish surnames (see for example McCoy).

Famous people with this first name: Hugh Jackman

This name appears in the following lists: Saints

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English: occupational name for the servant of someone who bore the personal name Jack.
  2. English: Americanized form of French Jacquème (see James).
  3. Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.
  4. Americanized spelling of German Jachmann or Jackmann, from a Czech pet form of a name ultimately from the Biblical name Yochanam (see John) + Middle High German man ‘man’.

Famous people with this last name: Hugh Jackman