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HU or Hu may refer to:

Arts and entertainment[edit]

  • Hu Sanniang, a fictional character in the Water Margin, one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature
  • Tian Hu, one of the antagonists in the Water Margin
  • Hollywood Undead, an American rap rock band
  • The Hu, a Mongolian heavy metal band


Mythology and religion[edit]

  • Hu (mythology), the deification of the first word in the Egyptian mythology of the Ennead
  • Huh (god), the deification of eternity in the Egyptian mythology of the Ogdoad
  • Hu (Sufism), a name for God
  • , a kachina in Hopi mythology
  • Adir Hu, a hymn sung at the Passover Seder
  • Hu Gadarn (or Hu the Mighty), a Welsh legendary figure
  • HU, a mantra popularized by the religion Eckankar as a name for and love song to God


  • Hu (surname), a Chinese family name represented by the character 胡
  • Hu Jinqiu (born 1997), Chinese basketball player
  • Hu Jintao (born 1942), former General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and President of the People's Republic of China
  • Chin-lung Hu (born 1984), Major League Baseball shortstop for the Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Hu Hesheng (born 1928), Chinese mathematician
  • Hu Yaobang (1915–1989), leader of the People's Republic of China who supported economic and political reforms
  • Hu Haichang (born 1928), Chinese mechanical and astronautic engineer
  • Hu Ning (1916–1997), Chinese theoretical physicist and educator
  • Hu Shih (1891–1962), Chinese philosopher, essayist and diplomat
  • Hu Qiaomu (1912–1992), Chinese revolutionary, sociologist, Marxist philosopher and prominent politician of People's Republic of China
  • Hu Jimin (1919–1998), Chinese nuclear and plasma physicist and educator
  • Hu Xiansu (1894–1968) Chinese botanist
  • Ting-Ting Hu (born 1979), English-born Taiwanese actress
  • Hu Nai-yuan, Taiwanese violinist
  • Any peoples in Chinese history translated as "barbarian" in English


  • Shanghai, abbreviated Hù (沪/滬), the largest city in China
  • Hu County, in Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
  • Huy, Walloon name Hu, Belgian city
  • Hu, Egypt, the modern name of an Egyptian town on the Nile, which in more ancient times was the capital of the 7th Nome of Upper Egypt
  • Hanau, Germany, on vehicle registration plates
  • Huesca, Spain, on vehicle registration plates
  • Hungary, from it ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code
  • HU postcode area, covering Hull and areas of East Riding of Yorkshire


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