Hood Name Meaning

English and Scottish: metonymic occupational name for a maker of hoods or a nickname for someone who wore a distinctive hood, from Middle English hod(de), hood, hud ‘hood’. Some early examples with prepositions seem to be topographic names, referring to a place where there was a hood-shaped hill or a natural shelter or overhang, providing protection from the elements. In some cases the name may be habitational, from places called Hood, in Devon (possibly ‘hood-shaped hill’) and North Yorkshire (possibly ‘shelter’ or ‘fortification’). Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUid ‘descendant of Ud’, a personal name of uncertain derivation. This was the name of an Ulster family who were bards to the O’Neills of Clandeboy. It was later altered to Mac hUid. Compare Mahood.

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List of People with Surname Hood

According to our database, there are a total of 16,743 people with the surname Hood. Among these people surnamed Hood, there are about 1,869 unique names, with an average of 8 people who have the same name. Joseph Hood, Linda Hood and Dorothy Hood are the top three most popular names from the list of people surnamed Hood, with 134, 120 and 112 people respectively.

Moreover, we found that Texas has the largest number of people surnamed Hood, with a total of 1,679 people, and there are a total of 833 unique names among these people. Georgia is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Hood, with a total of 1,204 people and an average of 691 unique names.