Meaning of the Irish name Hugh. Listen and learn how to pronounce Hugh so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name. MEANING: Hugh is a translation of an ancient name Aodh meaning “”fire.”” A name with nationalistic connotations as Hugh O’Neill, Earl of Tyrone and Red Hugh O’Donnell, Earl of Tyrconnell together led a rebellion and won some major battles against the forces of the English queen Elizabeth 1st, before being defeated at the Battle of Kinsale in 1601. GENDER: Boy | Male IRISH NAME: Hugh PRONUNCIATION: “”hue”” ENGLISH: AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce … Read more