Cressida Origin and Meaning

The name Cressida is 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.

Although the Trojan heroine named Cressida 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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Famous People Named Cressida

  • Cressida Curzon "Cressy" BonasEnglish actress; ex,girlfriend of Prince Harry
  • Cressida Rose DickBritish Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police
  • Cressida CowellEnglish novelist
  • Cressida BellEnglish artist and designer
  • Cressida HeyesCanadian philosopher

Cressida in Pop Culture

  • Cressidamythological figure during the Trojan war; daughter of the Greek seer Calchas, who falls in love with Prince Troilus of Troy
  • Cressidacharacter in The Hunger Games series
  • Cressida Baylorex,girlfriend of the title character in 'Hitch'
  • Cressida "Cressie" MacPhailcharacter in 'The Wedding Group' (1968) by Elizabeth Taylor
  • "Troilus and Cressida" Shakespeare play based on the myth