Gender: Male Pronunciation: HUGH-on Meaning of Huon: "huon river pine" Origin of Huon: Tasmanian tree name

Huon Origin and Meaning

The name Huon is a boy's name meaning "huon river pine".

A name gaining recognition in Australia, based on the huon pine tree which grows in Tasmania. Boatbuilders especially love this rare wood, which floats well, is resistant to rot, and has a strong pine-y scent.

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Bobcat108 Says:


Ellis Peters used Huon for a first name in one of the Brother Cadfael mysteries...IIRC the character was named Huon de Domville.

Margret Says:


The name Huon is French. The original Huon in Australia was Gabriel Louis Marie Huon de Kerilleau. He came from Brittany, France. His descendants shortened the name to "Huon". Huon de Kermadec was a relation, 2IC on D'Entrecasteaux's expedition. From Huon de Kermadec come the place names - Huon Gulf, Huon Valley etc and Huon Pine. Gabriel LMHde K was tutor to John Macarthur's children at Elizabeth Farm, Parramatta, and his
daughter Elizabeth is known as the "Mother of Albury". The name Huon is therefore an old and distinguished name.. Huon Hooke, the wine writer, and many other family members have this name. There are also
many people with the surname Huon.

Bobcat108 Says:


It reminds me of the Huorns, the nasty trees in The Lord of the Rings.

esita Says:


I know 2 Huons. Works well on both

whimsyjett Says:


I know a Huon. All substitute teachers thought it was pronounced like Juan.

SunKissedChild Says:


Wow, I actually live in the Huon in Tasmania, Australia! Who would have thought I would see our little state mentioned on Nameberry :) Huon Pine is a beautiful wood, great for many purposes! Don't really like Huon as a name though :)