Meaning and Origin of: Hugo

Hugo is of German origin and means "Bright soul."

Boy name origins & meanings

  • German : Bright soul

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • French and Dutch : from a Latinized form of the personal name Hugh, also found in England (Cornwall).
  • German : from a short form of any of the Germanic compound personal names with the first element hug ‘heart’, ‘mind’, ‘spirit’ (see Hugh).