Other Origin(s):German
Meaning:Follower of Christ; Dark battle
Criselda is a girl’s name of Latin or German origin. It may be a variant of Christine or Christina, Latin names meaning “follower of Christ.” Alternatively, it may be a variant of the ancient Germanic name Griseldis or Griselda. This name combines the elements grīsaz, meaning “terrible, frightening,” with hildiz, meaning “battle, fight,” to mean “dark battle.” If you’re hoping to raise a fierce little warrior, this could be the perfect name! Griselda is also the name of a character in Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales who is known for her patience and loyalty.
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