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|Meaning||"dark battle" or "stone" or "Grey maiden warrior"|
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 originated from Old English "gris hild", meaning "dark battle". The name likely specifically stems from the Proto-Germanic language elements *grīsaz, meaning both "grey" and "fearsome, terrible", and *haliþaz, meaning "warrior, hero", or alternately *hildiz, meaning "battle" (compare modern German grau and Held).
The name can also be spelled "Griselde", "Grisselda", "Grieselda", "Grizelda", "Gricelda", and "Criselda".
Common nicknames include, "Zelda", "Selda", "Grissy", "Gris", "Grisel", or "Grizel".
People named Griselda include:
- Griselda Álvarez (1913–2009), first female governor in Mexico
- Griselda Blanco (1943-2012), a former drug lord for the Medellín Cartel
- Griselda Gambaro (born 1928), Argentine writer
- Griselda González (born 1965), Argentine former long-distance runner
- Grizelda Kristiņa (1910–2013), last native speaker of the Livonian language
- Griselda Pollock (born 1949), art historian, cultural analyst and scholar
- Griselda Tessio (born 1947), vice-governor of the Argentine province of Santa Fe
In literature and music
- Griselda (folklore), a character in European folklore known for her patience and devotion
- Griselda, a 1701 libretto by Apostolo Zeno based on the story
- Griselda (Antonio Maria Bononcini), a 1718 opera by Antonio Maria Bononcini that uses the Zeno libretto
- Griselda (Giovanni Bononcini), a 1722 opera by Giovanni Bononcini that uses the Zeno libretto
- Griselda (A. Scarlatti), a 1721 opera by Alessandro Scarlatti that uses the Zeno libretto
- Griselda (Vivaldi), a 1735 opera by Antonio Vivaldi that uses the Zeno libretto
- Griselda, a 1725 opera by Francesco Conti
- "Your Auntie Grizelda", a 1967 rock song popularized by The Monkees
- "Griselda", a song by Peter Stampfel from the 1976 album Have Moicy!
- Griselda Marchbanks, a character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter books.
- Campbell, Mike. "Meaning, origin and history of the name Griselda". Behind the Name. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
- "Definition and meaning of entry "Griselda"". Wiktionary.org.
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