Gender: Masculine
Origin: Old Norse
Meaning: “thought.”

The name comes directly from the Old Norse word for “thought.” The name shares the same etymological root with Hugh and Hugo.

In Norse mythology, this was name of one of the two companion ravens of Odin, the other being Muninn (memory; mind). They were believed to fly across the earth bringing Odin information. The two ravens are believed by many archeologists to be a carry-over from earlier Shamanic practices due to the fact that the ravens, which represent the god’s mind and thoughts, transmit and carry information, perhaps representing shamanic telepathy.

As of 2010, Huginn was the 6th most popular male name in the Faroe Islands.

Other forms of the name include:

  • Hugin (English/German/Modern Scandinavian)
  • Huginn (Faroese/Icelandic/Old Norse)


Gender: masculine
Origin: Finnish
Meaning: “an idea, a thought.” (poetic)
Pronunciation can be heard here:

The name comes from the Finnish word used in a poetic sense to describe a notion, idea or thought, in the sense that the notion or idea has deep meaning or is very reflective of the person doing the thinking. It also implies the idea of the sublime. Its usage would be used in reference to a “deep-thinker.” Its designated name-day is November 8. The name is borne by Aatos Erkko (b.1932) a Finnish journalist and owner of Sanoma Corporation and the Helsingin Sanomat newspaper.