Hue

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since 1880
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in 2010
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Hue
Senses
  1. Color or shade of color; tint; dye."Flowers of all hue." [Milton.]" Hues of the rich unfolding morn." [Keble.]
  2. [Painting] A predominant shade in a composition of primary colors; a primary color modified by combination with others.

Etymology: OE. hew heow, color, shape, form, AS. hiw heow; akin to Sw. hy skin, complexion, Goth. hiwi form, appearance

noun Hue
A shouting or vociferation.

Etymology: OE. hue huer, to hoot, shout, prob. fr. OF. hu an exclamation

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The quality of a color as determined by its dominant wavelength
  2. Suffuse with color
  3. Take on color or become colored ("In highlights it hued to a dull silver-grey")
Wiktionary

From Middle English hewe, from Old English hīew, hīw (“appearance, form, species, kind; apparition; hue, color; beauty; figure of speech”), from Proto-Germanic *hiwją (“hue, form, shape, appearance; mildew”), from Proto-Indo-European *kew-, *ḱew- (“skin, colour of the skin”) or Proto-Indo-European *ḱey- (“grey, dark shade”). Cognate with Swedish hy (“complexion, skin”), Norwegian hy (“fluff, mold, skin”), Icelandic hégóma (“vanity”), Gothic 𐌷𐌹𐍅𐌹 (hiwi, “form, show, appearance”). Compare also Sanskrit छवि (chavi, “cuticle, skin, hide; beauty, splendour”); Irish ceo (“fog”), Tocharian B kwele (“black, dark grey”), Lithuanian šývas (“light grey”), Albanian thinjë (“grey”), Sanskrit श्याव (śyāvá, “brown”).

  1. (obsolete) Form; appearance; guise.
  2. A color, or shade of color; tint; dye.
  3. The characteristic related to the light frequency that appears in the color, for instance red, yellow, green, cyan, blue or magenta.
    In digital arts, HSV color uses together with saturation and value.
  4. (figuratively) A character; aspect.

From Old French hu, a hunting cry.

  1. (obsolete) A shout or cry.

    hue was also found in the following language(s): Aragonese, Danish, French, Hawaiian, Maori, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, and Portuguese

    Notable Persons Named Hue

    Hue Jackson is an american football player. Hue was born on October 22nd, 1965 in Los Angeles.

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    Ching was given the name Hue Dang Trinh on May 12th, 1950 in Quảng Ngãi Province.

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    Hue was born in 1942. He breathed his last breath in 2013.

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    Hue Montgomery is a soul music, rhythm, blues, and pop music musician. He plays Vocals. Hue was given the name Hubert Montgomery . Hue is also known as Hue "The Duke" Montgomery.

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    Hue de Rotelande is a poet and cleric. His most notable accomplishments were from 12 to 12.

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    Hue was born in 1983.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Hue

    They hold the title Emperor of Vietnam. They were most prominent from 1788 to 1792.

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    Steevy Chong Hue is a soccer player for the A.S. Tefana, A.S. Dragon (Tahiti), BX Brussels, and Tahiti national football team. Steevy was born on January 26th, 1990 in Raiatea.

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    Robert Hue is an office holder. Robert was born on October 19th, 1946 in Cormeilles-en-Parisis.

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    Young was born in 1963.

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    Jermaine Hue is a soccer player for the Harbour View F.C., Sporting Kansas City, Mjällby AIF, and Jamaica national football team. Jermaine was born on June 15th, 1978 in Morant Bay.

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    Douglas was born on October 28th, 1931 in Clarendon Parish, Jamaica. He left this life on August 22nd, 2014.

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    How popular is the baby name Hue in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1913 5 0 5
    1914 8 0 8
    1915 8 0 8
    1916 8 0 8
    1917 8 0 8
    1918 8 0 8
    1919 8 0 8
    1920 6 0 6
    1921 7 0 7
    1922 10 0 10
    1923 7 0 7
    1925 5 0 5
    1926 11 0 11
    1927 6 0 6
    1928 6 0 6
    1929 6 0 6
    1930 6 0 6
    1931 14 0 14
    1932 9 0 9
    1933 5 0 5
    1934 10 0 10
    1935 11 0 11
    1936 7 0 7
    1940 9 0 9
    1941 10 0 10
    1942 5 0 5
    1943 11 0 11
    1944 5 0 5
    1945 6 0 6
    1948 5 0 5
    1951 5 0 5
    1952 7 0 7
    1954 5 0 5
    1955 5 0 5
    1956 6 0 6
    1961 5 0 5
    1965 5 0 5
    1971 5 0 5
    1977 6 6 0
    1980 11 11 0
    1981 19 9 10
    1982 19 9 10
    1983 18 12 6
    1984 16 6 10
    1985 16 7 9
    1986 14 6 8
    1987 17 5 12
    1988 13 7 6
    1989 17 5 12
    1990 14 0 14
    1991 14 0 14
    1992 14 0 14
    1993 8 0 8
    1994 18 6 12
    1995 9 0 9
    1996 9 0 9
    1998 5 0 5
    2000 7 0 7
    2003 5 0 5
    2007 6 0 6
    2011 5 0 5

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    Popularity of Hue as a last name

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    Common last names for Hue

    • Nguyen
    • Tran
    • Le
    • Huynh
    • Dang
    • Hoang
    • Truong
    • Ly

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Hue U.S.
      White 31.57% 64.26%
      African American 11.32% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 44.03% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 8.55% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Hue

    People with the last name Hue are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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    Fun Facts about the name Hue

    • How Popular is the name Hue? Hue is the 15,305th most popular name of all time. As a last name Hue was the 29,626th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Hue have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 553 babies born with the first name Hue in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hue to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hue? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Hue first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hue is Saturday, September 4th, 1880.
    • What year had the most people named Hue born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hue was in 1931 with a total of 14 babies.
    • Random Hue Factoid: According to the 1989 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Hue is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 8 babies in California have the same name as you in 1989.
    • Weird things about the name Hue: Your name in reverse order is Euh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Heu. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Hue? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 795 people with the last name Hue.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hue? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Hue as their last name since less than 1 person in 370k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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