Griselda is a feminine given name used in the English, Italian, Spanish, and Germanic languages. According to the 1990 United States Census, the name was 1066th in popularity among females in the United States.
Most experts agree that the name came from the Ancient Germanic phrase "gris hild", meaning "dark battle". However, a few believe that the name came from the ancient Germanic word "gries", meaning "gravel" or "stone".
The name can also be spelled "Griselde", "Grisselda", "Grieselda", "Grizelda" and "Gricelda". Other forms include "Grisel", "Grizel", "Grissel", "Grizzel", "Grisell", "Grizell", "Grissell", "Grizzell", "Grisleys" and "Criselda".
A person with this name is often referred to as "Zelda" or "Selda".
People named Griselda include:
- Griselda Álvarez (1913–2009), first female governor in Mexico
- Griselda Blanco (1943-2012), a former drug lord for the Medellín Cartel
- Griselda Gambaro (born 1928), Argentine writer
- Griselda González (born 1965), Argentine former long-distance runner
- Griselda Pollock (born 1949), art historian, cultural analyst and scholar
- Griselda Tessio (born 1947), vice-governor of the Argentine province of Santa Fe
Read more about Griselda: In Literature
Other articles related to "griselda":
... King Gualtiero has married Griselda, a peasant woman and his longtime mistress, and fears that she will not be accepted among the nobility ... Concerned that a rebellion might arise, the king decides he must prove that Griselda is worthy to be their queen and the mother of their future king ... Gualtiero banishes Griselda from the court and announces that he intends to take another wife, the young woman Almirena, who is, unknown to all, their missing daughter ...
... Griselda is a dramma per musica in three acts that was composed by Antonio Vivaldi ... by Apostolo Zeno that was based on Giovanni Boccaccio's The Decameron (X, 10, "The Patient Griselda") ...
... Griselda returns to her home in the countryside where she is pursued by the courtier Ottone, who is in love with her ... Gualtiero and his followers go out hunting and come across Griselda's cottage ... foils an attempt by Ottone to kidnap Griselda and allows her back to the court, but only as Costanza's slave ...
... Griselda is a dramma per musica in three acts that was composed by Giovanni Battista Bononcini ... Zeno that was based on Giovanni Boccaccio's The Decameron (X, 10, "The Patient Griselda") ...