Griselda

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Gender: F Meaning of Griselda: "gray fighting maid" Origin of Griselda: German

Wicked stepsister name.

Famous People Named Griselda

Griselda Blanco, Colombian drug lord
Griselda Gambaro, b. 1928, Argentina's most celebrated playwright
Griselda Siciliani, Argentinian actress

Pop Culture References for the Name Griselda

Griselda, perfect wife whose patience was sorely tried by her husband in "The Decameron" (1350). Chaucer retold her story, and the patience of a Griselda became proverbial in the Middle Ages. Philip Massinger makes a typical reference to the name in the 17th century: "shall you sit puling (crying), / Like a patient Grizzle, and be laughed at?" Survived in Scotland until the 18th century, but rare in all English-speaking countries since the beginning of the 19th century. By this time "to grizzle" had taken on the meaning of "whining, sulking."
"Griselda," opera by Alessandro Scarlatti based on the Decameron
Griselda Blackwood, character from TV's "The Worst Witch"
Griselda Grantly (later Lady Dumbello), character in Anthony Trollope's Chronicles of Barsetshire series
Barbara Griselda, the hideous Countess Gruffanuff (wife to Jenkins) in Thackeray's "The Rose and the Ring" (1855)
Griselda, minor character in the video game Odin Sphere
Griselda, minor character in Sword Art Online
"Auntie Griselda," song by The Monkees
"Griselda," song by Yo La Tengo

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