Gender Feminine

Meaning & History

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

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesGrimhilt(Ancient Germanic) Kriemhild, Kriemhilde, Krimhilde(German) Grimhilt, Kriemhild(Germanic Mythology)

Sources & References

  1. Viking Answer Lady Webpage, available from

Entry updated April 25, 2021