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Gender Masculine
Language(s) Scottish Gaelic
Language(s) Old Norse
Word/name Eysteinn
Derivation ey, ei + steinn
Meaning "always", "forever" + "stone"
Other names
Variant form(s) Hùisdean; Uisdean
Anglicisation(s) Hugh

Ùisdean (or Uisdean or Hùisdean) is a Scottish Gaelic masculine given name.[1][2] It is derived from the Old Norse personal name Eysteinn, which is composed of ey, meaning "always", "forever"; and steinn, meaning "stone". Ùisdean may be anglicised as Hugh (note that Hugh is also an anglicised form of the unrelated name Aodh).[1] The name may refer to:

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  1. ^ a b Hanks, Patrick; Hardcastle, Kate; Hodges, Flavia (2006), A Dictionary of First Names, Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 126, 404, 410, ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1 
  2. ^ Robertson, Boyd; Taylor, Iain (2003), Teach Yourself Gaelic, Teach Yourself, pp. 340–341