Names Searched Right Now:
Rate:
Follow:

Get email updates on Griselda

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

Popularity: this week.

Wicked stepsister name.

People who like Griselda also like:

Eulalee   Fabius   Helga   Isadore   Karl   Konstantin   Lamar   Nicodemo   Nikolas   Serafino   Thaddeaus   Theophile   Vlad   Vladko   Zaydon Show me more names similar to Griselda

Famous People Named Griselda

Griselda Gambaro, b. 1928, Argentina's most celebrated playwright
Griselda Blanco, Colombian drug lord
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"
"Auntie Griselda," song by The Monkees
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)

Chriselda, Gricelda, Gricelle, Gricely, Grisel, Griseldis, Grisell, Griselle, Griselly, Grishelda, Grishilde, Grissele, Grissell, Grizel, Grizelda, Gryselde, Gryzelde, Selda, Zelda