Gender Feminine

Meaning & History

Old Norse cognate of Kriemhild. In the Norse Völsungasaga Grímhildr is the mother of Gunnar and Gudrun, while in the German counterpart the Nibelungenlied Kriemhild is the sister of Gunther and she herself has a role equivalent to Gudrun.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesKriemhild, Kriemhilde, Krimhilde(German) Grimhilt(Germanic) Grimhilt, Kriemhild(Germanic Mythology) Grīmahildiz(Old Germanic)

Sources & References

  1. Viking Answer Lady Webpage, available from
Entry updated December 7, 2022