How popular is the baby name Grimoaldus in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, check out all the blog posts that mention the name Grimoaldus.
Welcome to the shortest day of the year!
The lack of sunlight is making things seem pretty grim outside, so today let’s check out some “grim” baby names.
Here are a few we’ve talked about already:
- The saint name Grimoaldus
- The recent Idaho baby name Grimsley
- The rejected Icelandic name Skallagrimur
- The 2012 debut name Grimm
- The early Boston name Grimstone
- The ever-name Evergrim
- The Domesday Book names Alfgrim, Arngrim, Fargrim, Grim, Grimbald, Grimbert, Grimkel, Grimulf, Hafgrim, Hundgrim, Kolgrim, Madalgrim, Moregrim, Mulagrim, Mylnugrim, Odhgrim, Ordgrim, Segrim, Steingrimr, Thorgrim and Ulfgrim
And here are 10 more rare-but-legit personal names with the word “grim” in them. All of these come from surnames:
Speaking of Grimwood…several successive generations of boys in the Death (or De’Ath) family of Suffolk, England, were named Grimwood — “Grimwood Death.” Grimmest name of them all, perhaps?
Do you know of any other good grim-names?
While looking for male and female saint names that would appeal to parents, I discovered many names that belong at the other end of the spectrum.
But a post full of hundreds of horrible-yet-holy names? That would’ve taken up quite a bit of space. So I whittled it down to a few dozen:
St. Hormisdas (was a pope!)
Which would sound the most ridiculous on a modern American child, do you think?