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Contributor Contrib.Leslie on 10/11/2007
Originally a variant of CRESCENS, it is now considered a nature name referring to the phase of the moon, derived from Old French creissant, ultimately from Latin crescere "come forth, spring up, grow, thrive".This name has been in use from the 17th century onwards, although increasingly rarely so. It was revived in the early 1970s. With seven uses in 1971, five in 1989, and eight in 1978, it is still a very rare name.