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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hughey

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Alt. Meaning

H is for honor, your most valuable possession.

U is for upstanding, the honorable way to be

G is for glow, the warmth of your smile.

H is for happiness, you always bring.

E is for elate, you make others happy.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Hughey

John Hughey was a country music session musician. He plays Pedal steel guitar. He was most prominent from 1953 to 2007. John was born on December 27th, 1933 in Elaine, Arkansas. He passed away on November 18th, 2007.


Jim Hughey was a baseball player. Jim was born on March 8th, 1869. He passed away on March 29th, 1945.


John was born in 1836. He left this life in 1900.


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Popularity of Hughey as a last name

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Common last names for Hughey

  • Jones
  • Smith
  • Williams

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hughey U.S.
  White 74.06% 64.26%
  African American 20.66% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.44% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.66% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.37% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.82% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hughey

People with the last name Hughey are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Hughey

  • How Popular is the name Hughey? Hughey is the 18,445th most popular name of all time. As a last name Hughey was the 5,124th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Hughey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 405 babies born with the first name Hughey in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hughey 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 Hughey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1893 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Hughey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hughey is Friday, August 8th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Hughey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hughey was in 1917 with a total of 21 babies.
  • Random Hughey Factoid: According to the 1947 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Hughey is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1947.
  • Weird things about the name Hughey: Your name in reverse order is Yehguh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ghyheu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hughey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,830 people with the last name Hughey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hughey? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Hughey as their last name.

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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).
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