The name Hugh is of German origins, and it is traditionally used by parents who are looking for a name for their son. It has been taken from the Old German name Hugo and is composed of the Germanic element 'hug-', meaning ‘mind, spirit’. According to its Old Germanic origins, the meaning of Hugh is ‘soul, mind, intellect’. The name has been referenced in pop culture on several occasions. It is a name of a character in the American television series 'Wizards Of Waverly Place', and as the name of a recurring character in novels written by Juliet Marillier, an author from New Zealand. Notable public figures known to have this name are Hugh Jackman, an Australian actor and singer. He is known for portraying Wolverine in the 'X-Men' franchise as well as starring in the hit movies 'The Greatest Showman', 'Les Miserables' and 'Australia'.