Meaning and Origin of Hughes - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Hughes

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • German : Bright soul

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • English (also common in Wales) : patronymic from the Middle English and Anglo-Norman French personal name Hugh.
  • Welsh : variant of Howells.
  • Irish and Scottish : variant Anglicization of Gaelic Mac Aodha (see McCoy).