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Origin and popularity of the name GRIMM

Origin

Grimm : 1: German and Swiss German: nickname for a dour and forbidding individual from Old High German grim ‘stern severe’.2: German and Swiss German: from an ancient Germanic personal name from grīma ‘mask helmet’. This surname (in any of the possible senses; see also 1 above) is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine).3: English: from Middle English grim ‘fierce grim’.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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