From French huguenot
(“Huguenot; also, a personal name and surname”), diminutive of Hugo
, from Middle High German Hūg
(“Hugh, a man's name”), from Middle High German huge
(“mind”), from Old High German hugu
(“mind, thought”), from Proto-Germanic *huguz
(“mind”), of unknown origin. Cognate with Old English hyge
(“thought, mind, heart, disposition, intention, courage, pride”).