Huw - boys name

Huw name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 77%

Huw name meaning:

The name Huw is of Welsh origin and is derived from the name Huw ap Huw. It is a variant of the name Hugh, which is of Germanic origin and means "heart, mind, spirit." Huw is a popular Welsh name and is often associated with Welsh patriotism and cultural heritage.

In Welsh mythology, Huw was a legendary figure and a hero of the Welsh people. He was known for his bravery, strength, and wisdom. The name Huw is also associated with qualities such as leadership, determination, and resilience. Those named Huw are often seen as intelligent, loyal, and compassionate individuals.

People named Huw are often admired for their strong sense of identity and their connection to their Welsh roots. The name carries a sense of pride and tradition, making it a popular choice for parents who want to honor their Welsh heritage. Overall, Huw is a name that symbolizes strength, honor, and a deep connection to Welsh culture.

Origin: English

Variant of Hugh: Heart, mind, inspiration, intelligent. From old German. Derived from Hugo.

Related names

Hugh , Hew, Huela, Huey , Hugette, Hughie , Hugo , Huguetta, Huw , Kagan, Kagen, Keagan , Puw

Other boys names beginning with H


Overall UK ranking: 1078 out of 4789

26 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Huw

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