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What does Cressida mean?

Cressida Pronunciation of Cressida [cres-si-da] as a girls' 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.

Associated with: greek, gold, heroine, princess, tale (literary), modern.


Cressida has 2 variants: Cressa and Cressy.

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Middle name pairings:
Cressida Adelyn (C.A.), ..

How popular is Cressida?

Cressida is an uncommon first name for women. Cressida is an equally unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Cressida has yet to be ranked in the list thus far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cressida name in U.S.

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Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Alessia, Briseida, Caressa, Cassia, Cassidi, Cassidy, Cassilda, Celida, Cesia, Chasida, Chassidy, Chelsia, Cherida, Chessa, Chessie, Chesslea (see Chesleigh), Chessnea (see Chesney), Chrissta (see Christina), Chrisstina (see Christina), Christia, Christina, Chrystina, Crecia, Cressant (see Crescent), Cressent (see Crescent), Criselda, Crispina, Crissa, Crissie (see Christina), Crista, Cristena, Cristi, Cristian, Cristiana, Cristie, Cristin, Cristina, Cristine, Cristiona, Crysta, Crystena, Crystie, Crystin, Crystina, Crystine, Crystyna, Drewsila (see Drusilla), Freida, Jessia, Jessica, Jessika, Jessina, Jessiya, Krissina, Messina, Nessia, Tessia, Tessica, Tjessica (see Jessica), Tressa, Trissina (see Tricia), Yessica and Yessika. These names tend to be more frequently used than Cressida.

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