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Updated February 15, 2024

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • German : Bright soul

Boy name variations

How Popular Is The Name Hughes

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).

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