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Haug is a surname which appears most commonly in Germany and Norway. The Norwegian name Haug derives the old Norse word haugr which can be translated to mean hill, knoll, or mound.[citation needed] The German surname Haug has a different etymology, probably short form of names beginning with Hug- "intelligence, understanding, spirit" (cf. Hugo, Hugbert, etc.). Other derivatives include Haugan, Hauge, Haugedal, Haugen and Haugland, all of which are common Norwegian surnames. The surname Haug is shared by several notable people: