Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Grimald m. Old High German, Old Saxon grim 'grim, fierce, bold' + Old Saxon wald, Old High German walt 'power, authority'.

The name of a 7th C king of the Lombards, a 12th C Italian nobleman who was the namesake of the House of Grimaldi of Monaco, and a 12th C Italian sain.

Austria
Latin
860 Grimaldi (gen) UrkStyria 7; 864 Grimaldi (gen) ibid. 8; 890 Grimaldi (gen) ibid. 9; c1066 Crimolt (nom) ibid. 68; c1120 Grimoldus (nom) ibid. 104
France
Latin
c823 Grimaldus (nom) irminon-vol2 9, CE, Grimoldus (nom) ibid. 15, Palatiolum; 909 Grimoldo (abl) St-Bernard-Romans no. 77; c996 Grimoldi (gen) CartSavII 6, Grimoldo (abl) ibid. 6; a1108 Grimoldus (nom) CartStPC XXI; 1157 Grimaldi (gen) clairvaux-12thc 32; 1273 Grimaldo (abl) RegToul-13thC p. 33, Grimaldus (nom) ibid. p. 32; 1378 Grimaudi (gen) hanquetvol1 462
Germany
Latin
842 Grimaldi (gen) quix-vol1 87
Italy
Latin
1018 grimoaldus (nom) CDC-II DCCVIII; 1324 Grigmaldo (abl) DSF p. 46, 3701
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Grimald". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Grimald.