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Hugo

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 24 0 24
1881 36 0 36
1882 19 0 19
1883 38 0 38
1884 17 0 17
1885 34 0 34
1886 19 0 19
1887 30 0 30
1888 27 0 27
1889 33 0 33
1890 43 0 43
1891 27 0 27
1892 37 0 37
1893 36 0 36
1894 32 0 32
1895 39 0 39
1896 31 0 31
1897 23 0 23
1898 25 0 25
1899 18 0 18
1900 23 0 23
1901 30 0 30
1902 26 0 26
1903 19 0 19
1904 26 0 26
1905 16 0 16
1906 27 0 27
1907 23 0 23
1908 31 0 31
1909 30 0 30
1910 39 0 39
1911 59 0 59
1912 107 0 107
1913 117 0 117
1914 169 0 169
1915 195 0 195
1916 200 0 200
1917 183 0 183
1918 184 0 184
1919 159 0 159
1920 161 0 161
1921 201 0 201
1922 139 0 139
1923 151 0 151
1924 159 0 159
1925 157 0 157
1926 159 0 159
1927 131 0 131
1928 132 0 132
1929 152 0 152
1930 144 0 144
1931 97 0 97
1932 97 0 97
1933 75 0 75
1934 66 0 66
1935 75 0 75
1936 72 0 72
1937 77 0 77
1938 58 0 58
1939 52 0 52
1940 41 0 41
1941 48 0 48
1942 50 0 50
1943 66 0 66
1944 46 0 46
1945 62 0 62
1946 59 0 59
1947 55 0 55
1948 45 0 45
1949 57 0 57
1950 59 0 59
1951 71 0 71
1952 82 0 82
1953 72 0 72
1954 80 0 80
1955 78 0 78
1956 73 0 73
1957 91 0 91
1958 91 0 91
1959 97 0 97
1960 96 0 96
1961 98 0 98
1962 121 0 121
1963 110 0 110
1964 104 0 104
1965 121 0 121
1966 123 0 123
1967 117 0 117
1968 157 0 157
1969 155 0 155
1970 162 0 162
1971 204 0 204
1972 174 0 174
1973 215 0 215
1974 251 0 251
1975 242 0 242
1976 242 0 242
1977 254 0 254
1978 219 0 219
1979 304 0 304
1980 340 0 340
1981 427 0 427
1982 355 5 350
1983 292 0 292
1984 298 0 298
1985 342 0 342
1986 368 0 368
1987 370 5 365
1988 421 0 421
1989 525 0 525
1990 557 6 551
1991 567 0 567
1992 618 6 612
1993 593 8 585
1994 548 0 548
1995 528 0 528
1996 519 0 519
1997 529 0 529
1998 570 0 570
1999 597 0 597
2000 636 0 636
2001 637 0 637
2002 713 0 713
2003 727 0 727
2004 759 0 759
2005 795 0 795
2006 811 0 811
2007 740 0 740
2008 778 0 778
2009 722 0 722
2010 614 0 614
2011 617 0 617
2012 636 0 636
2013 655 0 655
2014 694 0 694
2015 704 0 704

Fun Facts about the name Hugo

  • How many people with the first name Hugo have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 30,000 babies born with the first name Hugo in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hugo to occupy the territory of Gibraltar (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 29,441 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hugo? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 24 new born babies.
  • When was Hugo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hugo is Monday, December 31st, 1810.
  • What year had the most people named Hugo born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hugo was in 2006 with a total of 811 babies.
  • Random Hugo Factoid: According to the 1911 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Hugo ranks 96th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Wisconsin. Imagine that, 7 babies in Wisconsin have the same name as you in 1911.
  • Weird things about the name Hugo: Your name in reverse order is Oguh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ugho. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hugo? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,020 people with the last name Hugo.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hugo? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Hugo as their last name.

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Popularity of Hugo as a first name

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Popularity of Hugo as a last name

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Common last names for Hugo

  • Johnson
  • Anderson
  • Carlson
  • Schmidt
  • Meyer
  • Peterson
  • Mueller
  • Nelson
  • Miller
  • Olson
  • Larson
  • Rodriguez
  • Swanson
  • Smith
  • Schultz
  • Erickson
  • Fischer

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hugo U.S.
  White 68.54% 64.26%
  African American 0.60% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 8.44% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 3.11% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.75% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 17.55% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hugo

People with the last name Hugo are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Hugo" mean? The list below shows the origins of Hugo as well as things modernly associated with the name Hugo such as celebrities named Hugo.

German

Origin and Meaning of Hugo

The name "Hugo" is of German origin, and it means "Bright In Mind And Spirit". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. French poet and novelist and dramatist; leader of the romantic movement in France (1802-1885)
Wiktionary
  1. A male given name, a Latinized form of Hugh.
  2. A French surname​.
  3. A Hugo Award, a statuette given out by the World Science Fiction Society.

Hugo was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Danish, French, German, Norwegian, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish, and Swedish

Notable Persons With the Name Hugo

Hugo Chávez

Hugo Chávez was a President of Venezuela, De facto President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, and United Socialist Party of Venezuela. His military service ended in 1992. Hugo was given the name Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías on July 28th, 1954 in Sabaneta, Barinas. He breathed his last breath on March 5th, 2013.

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Hugo Weaving

Hugo Weaving is an actor, voice actor, and voice acting. His ongoing career started in 1981. Hugo was given the name Hugo Wallace Weaving on April 4th, 1960 in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.

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Hugo Strange

Hugo Strange is a comics character.

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Hugo Martinez

Hugo Martinez is a leading human.

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Hugo Lloris

Hugo Lloris is a soccer player for the Tottenham Hotspur F.C., OGC Nice, Olympique Lyonnais, France national under-18 football team, France national under-19 football team, and France national under-20 football team. Hugo was born on December 26th, 1986 in Nice, France.

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Hugo Black

Hugo Black was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Hugo was given the name Hugo Lafayette Black on February 27th, 1886 in , U.S. He died on September 25th, 1971.

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  • Madeon
    (musician)
  • Hugo Grotius
    (philosopher)
  • Hugo Sánchez
    (soccer player)
  • Hugo Barra
    (vice president of international)
  • Hugo Almeida
    (soccer player)
  • Hugo Johnstone-Burt
    (actor)
  • Hugo Gernsback
    (inventor)
  • Hugo Sperrle
    (military person)
  • Hugo Ball
    (artist)
  • Hugo Rodallega
    (soccer player)
  • Hugo Becker
    (actor)
  • Hugo Junkers
    (engineering)
  • Hugo Viana
    (soccer player)
  • Hugo Laurenz August Hofmann von Hofmannsthal
    (novelist)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Hugo

Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo was a novel, dramaturgy, theatre, poetry, essay, and drawing writer. His most notable accomplishments were from 19 to 19. Victor was given the name Victor Marie Hugo on February 26th, 1802 in Besançon, Doubs, France. He breathed his last breath on May 22nd, 1885.

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Chad Hugo

Chad Hugo is a hip hop music and contemporary r&b record producer and songwriter. He plays Piano, Keyboard instrument, Guitar, Saxophone, and Bass guitar. His career lasted from 1992 to 1992. Chad was given the name Charles Edward Hugo on February 24th, 1974. Chad is also known as Chase Chad, Neo-Thrift-Musica, and Shimmy Hoffa.

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Hugo

Hugo is a country music, blues rock, and bluegrass music singer-songwriter. He has had major accomplishments since 2010. Hugo was given the name Hugo Chula Alexander Levy on August 6th, 1981.

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Carlos Hugo

Carlos Hugo was royalty. He holds the title Duke of Parma. He was most active from 1977 to 2010. Carlos was born as the child of Prince Xavier of Bourbon-Parma and Madeleine de Bourbon on April 8th, 1930 in Paris, France. He left this life on August 18th, 2010.

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Adele Hugo

Adele Hugo was a noteworthy individual. Adele was born on August 24th, 1830. She breathed her last breath on April 21st, 1915.

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Leopoldine Hugo

Leopoldine Hugo was a leading somebody. Leopoldine was given the name Léopoldine Cécile Marie-Pierre Catherine Hugo by her parent Victor Hugo on August 28th, 1824 in Paris. She breathed her last breath in 1843.

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What does the name Hugo mean?

His for hope, the encouragement you give.

Uis for unbreakable, your spirit is strong.

Gis for gentle, the nurturing side of you.

Ois for orderly, a lifelong passion.

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Sources: 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. Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.

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