Hughes

[ hyooz or, often, yooz ]
/ hyuz or, often, yuz /

noun

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Origin of Hughes

From Old North French Hugues, Old French Hue, variant of Old French Hugo, a shortened form of Germanic given names beginning with hug- “mind, heart, spirit, soul” (Old English hyge ). The spelling Hugh is from the Picard variant Hughes, the -gh- equivalent to French -gu-, used to express the “hard -g” (as in “gun,” as opposed to the “soft -g” (as in “gin” or “mirage”). The modern English pronunciation, rhyming with “cue,” is influenced by the Norman variant form Hue, now used only as a surname, mostly n Normandy
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British Dictionary definitions for Hughes

Hughes
/ (hjuːz) /

noun

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