What does Cressida mean?
Cressida /cres-si-da/ [3 sylls.] 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.
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)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Cressida for girls. Cressida has yet to be ranked in the list thus far. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)