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




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