Grimshaw is a masculine name of English origin. As well as a given name, it is also a popular surname and is thought to stem from a place in North England that happens to be called Grimshaw. It also has some Old Norse roots and is a variant of the name Grímr. It has been around since the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain and was typically borne by someone who lived by a woodland area in Lancashire, giving the moniker a definition of “dark woods.”
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