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Of Germanic origin.

Italian form of the name Hugh.

From the Germanic element “hug”, meaning “intellect”, “spirit”.

Alternative forms of the name are: Hughes, Hugh, Hugo, Huey, Hewit.

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.