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 eitgenōz eit oath ( from Old High German eid ) genōz companion ( from Old High German ginōz )
(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”).