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Cressida meaning and name origin
Cressida \c-ressi-da, cr(es)-sida\ as a girl's name is pronounced KRES-e-da. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Cressida is "gold". Derived from Khryseis (a derivative of "khrysos"), the name of a Trojan girl in Homer's "Iliad". Cressida is the heroine and Trojan princess of the tale "Troilus and Cressida" that has been told by Boccaccio, Chaucer, and Shakespeare. Chaucer used the name in the form Criseyde, deriving it from Boccaccio's Criseida. Shakespeare then Latinized it to Cressida. Cressa is a modern short form.
Cressida has 2 variant forms: Cressa and Cressy.
Baby names that sound like Cressida are Crystina and Cristina.
Popularity of Cressida
Cressida is not a popular first name for women and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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