Origin of HuguenotMFr, origin, originally , supporter of group in Geneva opposing annexation to Savoy: altered (after Hugues Besançon, leader of the group) ; from earlier eidgnot ; from German eidgenosse, a confederate, ally: name later applied to Protestants in reference to the Calvinist Reformation in Geneva
Origin of HuguenotFrench, from Old French huguenot, member of a Swiss political movement, alteration (influenced by Bezanson Hugues, (c. 1491–1532?), Swiss political leader) of dialectal eyguenot, from German dialectal Eidgenosse, confederate, from Middle High German eitgen&omacron;z : eit, oath (from Old High German eid) + gen&omacron;z, companion (from Old High German gin&omacron;z).
(comparative more Huguenot, superlative most Huguenot)
- Of, like or relating to Huguenotism or Huguenots.
From French huguenot (“Huguenot; also, a personal name and surname”), diminutive of Hugo, Hugon, Hugues, from Middle High German Hūg, Hūc (“Hugh, a man's name”), from Middle High German huge (“mind”), from Old High German hugu (“mind, thought”), from Proto-Germanic *huguz, *hugiz (“mind”), of unknown origin. Cognate with Old English hyge (“thought, mind, heart, disposition, intention, courage, pride”).