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For other uses, see Griselda (disambiguation).
Gender Female
Word/name Germanic
Meaning "dark battle" or "stone" or "Grey maiden warrior"
Other names
Related names Zelda

Griselda is a feminine given name from Germanic sources that is now used in English, Italian, and Spanish as well. 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 older German "gris hild", meaning "dark battle".[1] However, some[who?] believe that the name came from the older German 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:

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