Meaning: “Dark battle; stone; grey warrior maiden.”
Pronunciation: (grih-ZEL-dah) Griselda
Nicknames: Zelda, Gris, Grisi, Grey, Grizzly, Grace, Elda
Detail: In medieval European lore, Griselda was the wife of nobleman who tolerated any annoyance or grief he caused her. She is known in several literary works, including the Canterbury Tales and the Decameron, as “Patient Griselda.”
In the Clerk’s Tale in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Lord Walter, an Italian Nobleman takes the Shepherd girl Griselda as his wife.
Griselda Marchbanks personally examines Harry Potter in his O.W.L.s.