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Type Surname (from given name)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. GRIEMZ  [key]

Meaning & History

Patronymic derived from Grime.

Grime itself is derived from the medieval personal name Grim, an Anglo-Scandinavian form of Old Norse Grímr, which meant "masked person" or "shapeshifter". In Norse mythology, Grímr was a byname of the god Odin.
Added 11/21/2016 by jjjacobo121901
Edited 5/6/2019 by SeaHorse15 and jjjacobo121901