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PronouncedPron.gr!-ZEL-də English

Meaning & History

Possibly derived from the Germanic elements gris "grey" and hild "battle". It is not attested as a Germanic name. This was the name of a patient wife in medieval tales by Boccaccio and Chaucer.
VariantGrizel Scottish
DiminutiveZelda English


colors, currently out of the US top 1000, gray, literature, uncertain etymology, war, Winx Club Characters, Ys characters
Entry updated December 3, 2014   Contribute