Of Germanic origin.
Italian form of the name Hugh.
From the Germanic element “hug”, meaning “intellect”, “spirit”.
Famous bearers are Ugo Tognazzi, Ugo Ihemelu, Niccolo “Ugo” Foscolo, Ugo Pirro.
Ugo Tognazzi was one of the greatest Italian actors.
He was also a director and screenwriter.
He became known worldwide when he starred in the film “La Cage aux Folles”, di E. Molinaro, one of the biggest film hits that made a cross-over “career” in several countries, including the United States.