Given Name GRISELDA

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: gri-ZEL-də (English)  [details]

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.
VARIANT: Grizel (Scottish)
DIMINUTIVE: Zelda (English)

Categories

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