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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hugues

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Old French Huges, nominative singular of Hugon, from a Frankish name meaning "heart, mind." Compare Old High German Hugi and hugu "soul, mind, thought."

  1. A male given name, cognate with English Hugh.

Notable Persons Named Hugues

Hugues was born in 1070 in Troyes. Hugues is also known as Hugo de Paganis and Ugo de' Pagani. He passed away on May 24th, 1136.


Hugues Merle was a in the field of painting. Hugues was born in 1823 in Saint Martin, France. He breathed his last breath in 1881.


Hugues was born on September 28th, 1943 in Lyon.


Hugues was born on August 5th, 1988 in Lachine, Quebec.


Hugues Duboscq is a swimmer. Hugues was born on August 29th, 1981 in Saint-Lô.


Hugues Gentillon is a filmmaker, medical researcher, conceptual artist, and philanthropist. He was most prominent from 2011 to present. Hugues was born Hugues Gentillon on December 17th, 1974 in Port-au-Prince.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Hugues

Besançon was born in 1487. He passed away in 1532.


Luigi was born on October 27th, 1836. He died on March 5th, 1913.


Jean-Baptiste was born in 1849. He breathed his last breath in 1930.


Thomas Hugues is a journalist. Thomas was born on May 11th, 1966 in Versailles (city).


François Hugues was a soccer player for the Red Star F.C., Stade Rennais F.C., FC Lyon, US Suisse Paris, and France national football team. François was born on August 13th, 1896 in Paris, France. He left this life on December 16th, 1965.


Pierre was born on November 8th, 1873. He breathed his last breath on August 21st, 1961.


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Popularity of Hugues as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hugues U.S.
  White 66.15% 64.26%
  African American 5.45% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.28% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 19.46% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hugues

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

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Fun Facts about the name Hugues

  • How Popular is the name Hugues? Hugues is the 74,492nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Hugues was the 75,069th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Hugues have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10 babies born with the first name Hugues in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hugues? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1985 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Hugues first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hugues is Friday, April 1st, 1898.
  • What year had the most people named Hugues born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hugues was in 1985 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Hugues: Your name in reverse order is Seuguh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hesguu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hugues? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 257 people with the last name Hugues.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hugues? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Hugues as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m 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).
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