Of Germanic origin.
Used as a Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, German and English name.
Hugo is a Latinized form of the name Hugh.
It is known worldwide, as a surname, thanks to the French author Victor Hugo, writher of the popular novels “Les Misérables” and “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”.
Hugo is a popular name in Spain, France, Galicia, Sweden, Belgium and Finland.
Famous bearers are Hugo Weaving, Hugo Boss, Hugo Chávez, Hugo Lloris, Hugo Becker.
Hugo Weaving is an English-Australian stage and film actor.
He is known worldwide thanks to his roles in films such as V for Vendetta, The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings, etc.
In the following video you may watch Weaving and Natalie Portman interview each other about the film “V for Vendetta”: