GRIS

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Ancient Germanic

*grîsja- = 'grey' [1]
grisja = 'sand' [2]
greis = 'grey' [2]

Old High German

grīs = 'grey', 'aged' [3]

Old Saxon

grīs = 'grey', 'aged' [3]
grîs = 'grey' [1]

Old Frisian

grīs = 'grey', 'aged' [3]

Franconian

*grîs = 'grey' [1]

Related Names

Gríss

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
HILD see Griselda

First Element Forms

Gris-

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)