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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”.

Other forms of the name are Hugh, Ugo, Huey, Hugues.

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”: