Meaning and Origin of: Prudhomme

Family name origins & meanings

  • French (Prud’homme) and English (of Norman origin) : nickname from Old French prud’homme ‘wise’, ‘sensible man’, a cliché term of approbation from the chivalric romances. It is a compound of Old French proz, prod ‘good’, with the vowel influenced by crossing with prudent ‘wise’ + homme ‘man’.