Origin of hidalgo
- Spanish alteration of hijo dalgo from Old Spanish fijo dalgo fijo son (from Latin fīlius dhē(i)- in Indo-European roots) de of (from Latin dē de–) algo something, possession (from Latin aliquō) (ablative of aliquid) (alius some al-1 in Indo-European roots) (quid something kwo- in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Named after the Mexican independence leader Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla.
- From Spanish