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Griselda

Griselda is an English female name derived from a Germanic origin meaning “gray battle” via Germanic elements gris (gray) and hild (battle).

Nicknames: Zelda, Selda

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Griselde (German)
  • Grisold (German)
  • Grizeldisz (Hungarian)
  • Grizelda (Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, English)
  • Grizel (Scottish)
  • Grissel (Medieval English)
  • Griseldis (English)
  • Grisilde (English)

 

1 thought on “Griselda”

  1. I guess many people seem to dislike this name, but I actually like it a lot. It’s strong but has something youthful about it to me. The Polish form is Gryzelda, which I also like, though I think wouldn’t be too usable because of the similarity with the verb “gryźć” (to bite) and other related words. I like the nickname Zelda loads.

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