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What does Grisel mean?

Grisel Pronunciation of Grisel [grisel] as a name for girls is of Old German origin, and the name Grisel means "grey battle". Grisel is an alternate spelling of Griselda (Old German): from gris and hild.

Associated with: battle.


Grisel has 3 variants: Griselle, Grissel and Grizel.

8 more different relations via Griselda: Gricelda, Gricely, Griseldis, Grisella, Griselly, Grishelda, Grizelda and Gryselde.

Creative forms:
(female) Gresel, ..

(male) Grider, Grison, ..

Middle name pairings:
Grisel Christine (G.C.), ..

How popular is Grisel?

Grisel is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3807 out of 4276, Top 89%) and also a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#108734 out of 150436, Top 72%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. The only prominent related form of Grisel (not ranked) is Griselda. Other forms, like Grishelda, are uncommon. This form of Grisel was popular as a birth name in 1993, but now, Griselda has gone out of style. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Griselda in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Grisel and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Abigel, Aeriel, Arabel, Ariel, Auriel, Avriel, Cariel, Christel, Cristel, Crystel, Erthel (see Eartha), Gabriel, Gael, Gaiea, Gail, Gaile, Gaill, Gayel, Gerie, Ghisele, Ghisella, Gill, Gipsee (see Gypsy), Gipsey, Gisa, Gisela, Giselda, Gisele, Gisella, Giselle, Gizela, Gloribel, Grace, Gracee, Gracey, Greer, Gretal, Grete, Gretel, Grethel, Gretl, Grier, Gunnel, Jeriel, Joysel, Khristel, Kristel, Kristl (see Crystal), Krystel, Leisel, Leizel, Liesel, Lisel, Loriel, Maidel, Maribel, Maricel, Maridel, Mariel, Marivel, Meribel, Meridel, Meriel, Muriel, Orabel, Orbel, Orel, Oriel, Orsel, Raizel, Sibel, Siseel and Vitel. These names tend to be less frequently used than Grisel.

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