Hugo - Meaning of Hugo
[ 2 syll. hu-go, hug-o ] The baby boy name Hugo is pronounced HHYUW-Gow in English, HHUY-K-ow in Dutch, or UW-Gow in Spanish †. Hugo is of Germanic origin, and it is used largely in the English, Dutch, French, German, Latin, Latinized, Portuguese, Scandinavian, and Spanish languages. The form developed as a Latinized alternate form of Hugh in the mid-19th century. The surname was borne by the Victor Hugo (1802-1885), the French author who wrote The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1831) and Les Misérables (1862).
In addition, Hugo is an English variant transcription of Hubert (Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, and Polish).
Hugo is also a Dutch, English, French, German, Latin, Latinized, Portuguese, Scandinavian, and Spanish variant transcription of Hugh (English).
Variant forms inherit both the origin and meaning of Hugo.
Hugo is fairly popular as a baby name for boys. The name's popularity has been increasing since the 1940s. At the modest height of its usage in 2017, 0.038% of baby boys were given the name Hugo. Its ranking then was #418. In 2018, it ranked at #422 with a usage of 0.038%, and it was the most popular within all boy names in its group. Hugo was thrice as popular as the subsequent ranked name, Hugh, in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Hugo: HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; UW as in "two (T.UW)" ; G as in "grin (G.R.IH.N)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; UY as in "rue (French)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)"
A famous person named Hugo is Politician, Hugo Chavez, born Hugo Rafael Chávez Frias, 28 July 1954, Sabaneta, Barinas, Venezuela.