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SOURCE: Nickname & Given Name
Meaning & History
Nickname for a dour and forbidding individual, from Old High German grim
"stern, severe" or from the given name GRÍMR
derived from Old Norse gríma
"mask, helmet". The name had its greatest popularity in Germany but was almost equally popular in England, having been introduced there by the conquering Norman-French after the invasion of 1066.
Famous bearers are Jacob
Grimm, who traveled throughout Germany collecting fairy tales, such as the popular story "Hansel