Gender: Female Pronunciation: KRESS-i-da Meaning of Cressida: "gold" Origin of Cressida: Greek

Cressida Origin and Meaning

The name Cressida is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "gold".

Cressida is a pretty mythological and Shakespearean heroine name much better known in Britain than it is here — an imbalance the adventurous baby namer might want to correct. For although the Trojan heroine of that name in the tale told by Boccaccio, then Chaucer, then Shakespeare, didn't have the greatest reputation — she was faithless to Troilus and broke his heart — the name today sounds fresh, crisp and creative.

In Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Cressida is a film director character; Cressida Cowell is the author of the popular novel series How to Train Your Dragon.

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bordercollie Says:


A bold, stately, grand sort of name, livened up by the delightful nickname Cress/Cressa/Cressie

Princess Hockey Says:


I like the name, not thrilled that it's a crappy 1980s car model by Toyota but at least it hasn't stuck around.

FractalShadow Says:


I think this would be a classy way to get Cress or Crescent as a nickname

sciencegeek Says:


I really like this one. Better than Ophelia, imo.

Fluffykitten101 Says:


Your description made me love the name Cressida even more! :)

Perilheart Says:


I love it! It's the name of my favorite author, Cressida Cowell!

Impwood Says:


Mustard and cress.

Catastroffy Says:


I can only think of egg and cress sandwiches, I'm sorry to say. If I put that aside in my head, I can see it's a lovely name, but that's all I'll be able to associate it with.

Zelliew Says:


I have a feeling there is a company that makes blinds & awnings called Cressida

Eva Thyssen Says:


cray-SEE-da (the A like the A in Car)

Cress Sparkles Mills Says:


Cressie drove me nuts as a child lol x

Cress Sparkles Mills Says:


How would you pronounce that please, i never knew that! X

Cress Sparkles Mills Says:


My name is cressida, i go by cress for short and although its v.uncommon it is memorable. If you want your child to embrace her individuality then its kind of a great choice. She'll never blend in but the best people stand out 😉 x

indiefendi2 Says:


This name reminds me of crunchy lettuce 😷

Sorceress Says:


I also love Cressida.

headintheclouds Says:


I love the sound and idea of Cressida, the meaning of it is nice, and it sounds feminine and spunky. Not sure how usable it would be IRL though- it would maybe sound too stuffy/ posh British/ crazy things "out-there hippies" name their kids (as my mom would say it)? I still think it's gorgeous though, and how cute would the nickname Cress/ Cressie be? (the name might even become a nature name with the Cress NN)

ThistleThorn Says:


Cressida Bonas dated Prince Harry for a while.

Eva Thyssen Says:


This name sounds similar to the Spanish word 'crecida' meaning 'all grown up' (feminine)

jojobabyberry Says:


Love this name.