US Popularity:9442
Other Origin(s):German
Meaning:Soul; Mind; Intellect
Hughes is a beautiful boy’s name of English origin. Hailing from the name Hugh, which comes from the German name Hugo, Hughes means “soul,” “mind,” or “intellect,” beckoning that budding Einstein in baby. The name Hughes is also pretty prominent in poetry. You might think of Harlem Renaissance writer Langston Hughes or English lyricist Ted Hughes, who was also the husband of American poet Sylvia Plath. Some may say that great minds think alike, but they’re probably named Hughes, too!

Famous People Named Hughes

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • David Edward Hughes
  • Langston Hughes
    Playwright, Poet
  • Ted Hughes

Hughes Name Popularity Data

U.S. Births

Overall:Hughes is currently #9442 in U.S. births
Boy:Hughes is currently #3175 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
+ 1975
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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