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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Hughes, Ted Hughes, Edward James Hughesnoun

    English poet (born in 1930)

  2. Hughes, Langston Hughes, James Langston Hughesnoun

    United States writer (1902-1967)

  3. Hughes, Howard Hughes, Howard Robard Hughesnoun

    United States industrialist who was an aviator and a film producer; during the last years of his life he was a total recluse (1905-1976)

  4. Hughes, Charles Evans Hughesnoun

    United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1862-1948)


  1. Hughesnoun

    derived from the given name Hugh.

  2. Hughesnoun

    A Welsh surname; a variant of Howells.


  1. hughes

    Hughes is a common Welsh and Irish surname derived from the Old French personal name Hugues (Hugh). It may also refer to a specific person, place, or company, such as the American industrialist Howard Hughes, or Hughes Network Systems, an American telecommunications company. The meaning of the name is "mind" or "spirit". The spelling and pronunciation of the name can vary.


  1. Hughes

    Hughes is a city in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska, United States. The population was 78 at the 2000 census.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hughes is ranked #90 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Hughes surname appeared 236,271 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 80 would have the surname Hughes.

    78.3% or 185,213 total occurrences were White.
    16.1% or 38,111 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 5,836 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 4,655 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.5% or 1,252 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 1,181 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. heughs

  2. sheugh

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hughes in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hughes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Hughes in a Sentence

  1. Molly Ringwald:

    [The John Hughes movies] were really unique and really fun and he basically got that whole teen 'thing' in a way that nobody has gotten since, except for a movie that I really love that I think is the inheritance of John Hughes, to my mind, I think 'Eighth Grade' completely gets it. Elsie Fisher's performance is incredible. I think what it really shares with the John Hughes films is the fact that it's really funny and yet it's really moving.

  2. Molly Ringwald:

    I feel like I had a real connection to all of those characters in those John Hughes movies, [I've had some] really amazing feedback from people I really respect. I think for the most part people understood it was a nuanced conversation. It was also something that was difficult for me to write. I didn't want it to be misinterpreted and look like in any way I was turning my back on John Hughes or those movies because I still think they have tremendous value.

  3. Wayne Gretzky:

    Its harder than people think, theres a little bit more pressure on these young guys than people think. Connors been in the league a few years, hes lived up to it. ... Young Hughes is going to be a fine hockey player. Ive watched Young Hughes play quite a bit. Hes 18 years old, hes in the right situation.

  4. Air Force:

    On June 5, during a passport fraud investigation, the US Department of State's Diplomatic Security Service interviewed an individual claiming to be Barry O'Beirne. After being confronted with inconsistencies about his identity, the individual admitted his true name was William Howard Hughes Jr., and that he deserted from the US Air Force in 1983, capt. Hughes claimed that in 1983 he was depressed about being in the Air Force so he left, created the fictitious identity of O'Beirne and has been living in California ever since.

  5. Mackenzie Hughes:

    Im shot a 4-under 66 on Sunday, finishing at 6 under to match the second-highest winning score since the Honda moved to PGA National in 2007. He was the tours rookie of the year last season, plus has played more tournaments and more rounds than anyone since the 2018-19 season began nearly a year and a half ago. And now, hes a winner, picking up $ 1.26 million this week and becoming the Hondas 10th international champion in the last 16 seasons. Im birdied four of his first five holes, then birdied two of the final four after sticking tee shots on the tough par-3 15 and 17th holes within 8 feet both times to finish off the victory. Mackenzie Hughes, a Canadian who made the cut on the number Friday, shot Mackenzie Hughes second consecutive 66. Playing alongside Im, Mackenzie Hughes was part of some serious fireworks on the last two holes and missed a birdie putt at the par-5 finishing hole that would have gotten Mackenzie Hughes into a tie for the top spot. I love being in the mix.

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