Popularity:21938
Origin:Greek
Meaning:gold
Cressida is a girl’s name with Greek origins. The name Cressida means “gold” and has many links to Greek mythology. Mythos buffs may recognize the name Cressida from the Trojan War. In the story, Cressida was a Trojan woman and the daughter of Calchas, a Greek seer who could see visions of the future but was doomed to be ignored. Cressida was also the joint protagonist in the William Shakespeare play, Troilus and Cressida. Whether you’re a literature fan or want to pay homage to your Greek roots, Cressida is a unique and beautiful name.
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