Huygens (also Huijgens, Huigens, Huijgen/Huygen, or Huigen) is a Dutch patronymic surname, meaning "son of Hugo". People with the name Huygens include:

  • Constantijn Huygens (1596–1687), Dutch poet and composer
  • Christiaan Huygens (1629–1695), Dutch mathematician, physicist and astronomer, son of Constantijn Huygens
  • Constantijn Huygens, Jr. (1628–1697), Dutch statesman, soldier, and telescope maker, son of Constantijn Huygens, and older brother of Christiaan Huygens
  • Lodewijck Huygens (1631–1699), the third son of Constantijn Huygens
  • Léon Huygens (1876–1918), Belgian painter
  • Jan Huyghen van Linschoten, (1563–1611), Dutch voyager and historian
Named after Christiaan Huygens
  • Huygens' principle
  • Cassini–Huygens, mission to Saturn and Titan
  • Huygens probe is the portion of the Cassini–Huygens mission which landed on Saturn's moon Titan on January 14, 2005
  • 2801 Huygens, an asteroid named after the astronomer
  • Huygens Software, a microscope image processing package
  • Huygens, one of Mars' craters
  • Mons Huygens, a mountain of Earth's Moon
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