Hew is a masculine given name, and may refer to the following:

  • Hew Dalrymple, Lord North Berwick (1652–1737), Scottish judge and politician
  • Hew Dalrymple Ross (1779–1868), British soldier
  • Hew Fraser (born 1878), British field hockey player
  • Hew Lorimer (1907–1993), Scottish sculptor
  • Hew Raymond Griffiths (born 1962), Australian prisoner
  • Hew Scott (1791–1872), minister of the Church of Scotland
  • Hew Strachan (21st century), military historian
  • Sir Hew Dalrymple, 1st Baronet, of High Mark (1750–1830), British Army general
  • William Hew Clark-Kennedy (1879–1961), Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross

It can also refer to a process of working wood: hewing.

Famous quotes containing the word hew:

    Let’s kill him boldly, but not wrathfully;
    Let’s carve him as a dish fit for the gods,
    Not hew him as a carcase fit for hounds.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Take a timber
    That you shall find lies in the cellar, charred
    Among the raspberries, and hew and shape it
    For a doorsill or other corner piece
    In a new cottage on the ancient spot.
    The life is not yet all gone out of it.
    And come and make your summer dwelling here....
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    O if we but knew what we do
    When we delve or hew
    Hack and rack the growing green!
    Since country is so tender
    To touch, her being so slender,
    That, like this sleek and seeing ball
    But a prick will make no eye at all,
    Where we, even where we mean
    To mend her we end her,
    When we hew or delve:
    After-comers cannot guess the beauty been.
    Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889)