Huw name meaning

Updated: March 15th, 2024
Gender: Boy
Origin: Germanic
Usage: English and Welsh
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Huw huw
Meaning: Heart and Bright in Mind and Spirit
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What does Huw mean?

Huw is used especially in Welsh and English, Huw means "Heart or Bright in Mind and Spirit" and of Germanic origin is bestowed upon baby boys. Huw is a variant of venerable, saintly and well-known Hugh.

Hugh is short version of Hubert. Hugh is form of Hugo in English language. Also Hugh is English form of Hugo. Meaning of Hugh is Intelligent and Soul is originated from Germanic and Irish.

How do I pronounce Huw?

One syllabled Huw is most commonly pronounced as huw.

Variants of Huw

Hugh, Hugo, Fitzhugh, Haug, Hubert, Hugi

Names that rhyme with Huw

How popular is the name Huw?

Huw is a familiar baby name in England and Wales, it has been in use since 1996 and was able to reach the top 300 names. In 1997, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 298 on boy names chart when 88 babies were given the name Huw.

Over 1180 people have been named Huw in England and Wales. But Huw is a popular baby name in Wales where every 1 in 600 have the name. According to our research, at least 9000 people have been bestowed Huw around the globe.


Here's what numbers has to say about Huw

Become best at what you do for a living. When it comes to love, you are a hopeless romantic who dreams of finding your soul mate. You live to inspire and energize people because you know how it is when you have no role model to look up to. People aren't always as nice as they seem. And your gentle heart can't take disappointments. Searching for answers can sometimes make you feel miserable and disappoint you because you can't find answers to all your questions.

Other names similar to Huw

  •  Cadwallon - Chiefly used in English and Welsh, Cadwallon is originated from Welsh is a baby boy name, meaning of Cadwallon is "Name of a King or Battle Ruler"
  •  Emlyn - Offbeat Emlyns origin is Welsh is used notably in Welsh and English, a gender insensitive name, meaning of Emlyn is "The Element Amal Meaning Work, Industrious or Variant of the French Emmeline"
  •  Lynne - Trendy Lynnes origin is Welsh and Old High German bestowed upon both boys and girls which is used in German, English and Norwegian, meaning of Lynne is "Variant of the Irish Gaelic Word Lann or Gentle". Eminent name Lynne reached 496th position among girl names in 1973 in United States
  •  Alis - Prominent Germanic Alis bestowed upon both genders is used particulary in Norwegian and Welsh. Alis is Nordic form of Aliz
  •  Arvel - Persistent and Pleasing Welsh Arvel means "Wept Over" is given to boys
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Sibling Names for Huw

Choosing the perfect name for your baby can be a daunting task. If you've decided on the name Huw, congratulations! Now it's time to consider sibling names that complement and flow well with Huw. Here's a list of names to inspire you in your search for the perfect sibling names for your little ones.

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Famous people named Huw

  • Huw Menai, Welsh poet
  • Huw Wheldon, BBC broadcaster and executive
  • Huw Bennett, former Wales international rugby union hooker
  • Huw T. Edwards, Welsh trade union leader and politician
  • Huw Bunford, guitarist in the rock band, Super Furry Animals
  • Huw Irranca-Davies, Welsh Labour and Co-operative politician
  • Huw Edwards, British Labour Party politician
  • Huw Edwards, Welsh journalist, presenter, and newsreader
  • Huw Stephens, Welsh radio presenter currently broadcasting shows on BBC Radio 1 and on BBC Radio Cymru
  • Huw Waters, former Welsh cricketer
  • Huw Higginson, English actor
  • Huw Garmon, Welsh actor
  • Huw Lewis, Welsh Labour Co-operative politician
  • Huw Warren, Welsh jazz pianist and composer whose work crosses several genres
  • Huw Rhys in The Unquiet Dead as Actor
  • Huw Parmenter in The Dead as Actor

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