Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈkʁiːm.hɪlt/(German)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Derived from the Old German elements grimo "mask" and hilt "battle". Kriemhild was a beautiful heroine in the medieval German saga the Nibelungenlied, where she is the sister of Gunther and the wife of Siegfried. After her husband is killed by Hagen with the consent of Gunther, Kriemhild tragically exacts her revenge. She is called Gudrun in Norse versions of the tale.

Related Names

VariantsKriemhilde, Krimhilde(German) Grimhilt(Germanic Mythology)
Other Languages & CulturesGrimhilt(Germanic) Grímhildr(Norse Mythology) Grīmahildiz(Old Germanic) Grímhildr(Old Norse)

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Kriemhild's Accusation (1879) by Emil LaufferKriemhild's Accusation (1879) by Emil Lauffer


Entry updated December 7, 2022