Gender: Male Meaning of Croix: "cross" Origin of Croix: French

Croix Origin and Meaning

The name Croix is a boy's name of French origin meaning "cross".

Pronounced "crwa", this unusual name was chosen by Cedric the Entertainer for his son.

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Aaherman Says:


My husband and I both love this name because we both grew up on the Saint Croix River (pronounced Croy) on the border of Minnesota & Wisconsin US

FractalShadow Says:


It would be nearly impossible for a native English speaker to pronounce it correctly. And my first thought was La Croix [pronounced la croy], the fizzy water drink.

NerdyNameGeek Says:


La Croix ruined this for me...

thelilprince Says:


Not just unique name tied to an island or over an priced (but very tasty...) water. I like the name because of its religious ties. The cross reveals to us the awesome character of God, its a place of restoration and represents a "new life"... as I hope my lil prince will be a reflection of the cross in my life and in his. No matter how you (mis)pronounce it... I think this is the One.

beachbear Says:


Let's name a child after sparkling water :)

ottertails Says:


I think they should have both. Those familiar with St. Croix will likely go with the croy pronunciation, while others who are aware of the french pronunciation will use crwah.

Catherine Rose Says:


It used to have croy as the pronunciation. Glad they changed it though.

esita Says:


It says crwa, which is correct...

Catherine Rose Says:


Exactly! I'm so tired of people on nameberry mispronouncing french names. Bleu is not Blur and Croix is not Croy!

EW314 Says:


Looks cool, but I really dislike the pronunciation (both NB's and the correct French pronunciation).

Guest Says:


This isn't pronounced croy. It's more like crwah