From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For other uses, see Griselda (disambiguation).
Gender feminine
Word/name Germanic
Meaning "dark battle" or "stone" or "Grey maiden warrior"
Other names
Related names Zelda

Griselda is a feminine given name used in the English, Italian, Spanish, and Germanic languages. According to the 1990 United States Census, the name was 1066th in popularity among females in the United States.

It has been suggested that the name may originate from Germanic "gris hild", meaning "dark battle".[1] However, some[who?] believe that the name came from the ancient Germanic word "gries", meaning "gravel" or "stone".

The name can also be spelled "Griselde", "Grisselda", "Grieselda", "Grizelda" and "Gricelda". Other forms include "Grissy", "Gris", "Grisel", "Grizel", "Grissel", "Grizzel", "Grisell", "Grizell", "Grissell", "Grizzell", "Grisleys" and "Criselda".

A person with this name can also be referred to as "Zelda" or "Selda".

People named Griselda include:

In literature[edit]