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From the ancient Greek name "Chrysiida" (pronounced "Chrissyeetha" in Greek). The name is mentioned in Homer's Iliad, a couple of thousand years before the medieval legends. She was the daughter of the priest Chrysos ( means gold in Greek). Achilles held her captive.
Damis  3/20/2005
Achilles didn't hold her captive, he held Briseis captive. Chryseis was Agamemnon's girl.
Athena Nike  9/22/2009
Cressida was the main character in the Shakespearean play 'Troilus and Cressida'. [noted -ed]
shadow.of.a.dream  11/25/2005
This is one of the strangest names I've ever come across.
Dogsy  12/18/2005
This is one of my all-time favorite names. I hope to name a daughter it one day.
writing the world  1/29/2007
Shakespeare's Cressida was based upon Chaucer's Criseyde from his poem "Troilus and Criseyde." Chaucer in turn based his Criseyde upon a character named Criseida in Boccaccio's "Filostrato."
mlle-fantine  4/6/2007
I LOVE this name---it's beautiful, and it's unique without being a creation or a 'creative' spelling. Instead of the similar-sounding Jessica, I think parents should opt for this name instead. A nickname for this is Cressy.
― Anonymous User  4/9/2007
Nickname: Cressa.
― Anonymous User  6/8/2007
Although this is visually and euphonically pretty, I have two problems with it:

1. Does it make anyone besides me think of watercress?

2. Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida is one of his few bad plays, and Cressida is perhaps his least appealing heroine.
elizabeth hamlet  1/28/2008
When doing Chaucer's poem in a literature class, my professor - who is somewhat of an authority on medieval dialects, and has recorded several readings of such poems - referred to Chaucer's version of the character (Criseyde) as something like kreh-SAY-deh, while Shakespeare's was KREH-sih-dah.
ponine  8/23/2008
My name is Cressida and I have spent 26 years very happy years with the name. If any prospective parents are considering this for a future child, I would encourage them to do so, I certainly have no complaints with the choice made by my parents.
cressidajoy  10/26/2008
I think this is a really lovely name. There's a girl in my school named Cressida, who is quite clever, and I think this name sounds quite intellectual.
walesgal92  10/24/2009
British author Cressida Cowell wrote the How to Train Your Dragon series among other books.
ghost  4/27/2011
Cressida is a minor character in Mockingjay, the final book in Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy. She is a rebel and film director who collects footage to be used in war propaganda, and is described as having a shaved head covered in green tattoos.
jbr1234  3/8/2012
Cressida Bonas is a British socialite; and is well known for being Prince Harry's girlfriend and the newest member of the Royal Family.
emilydominko  9/7/2013
I wouldn't consider Cressida Bonas, a member of the Royal Family until they are at least engaged or even until they are married. Being a someone's girlfriend doesn't a member of the family make.
― Anonymous User  11/14/2013
Cressida Bonas already IS a member of the royal family. She is related to several members of British Royalty. I think it's a lovely, unique name. It is pronounced CRESS-id-ah). The "id", is like the way you'd pronounce "idiom".
― Anonymous User  12/24/2015
Character in "The Hunger Games" trilogy who came from the Capitol and helps Katniss and her group to take it down in the end. Has green vines tattooed on the side of her head that is shaved.
― Anonymous User  1/26/2016
That's my name! I think the meaning is really cool. A friend told me that it would be a good name for someone associated with gold, or other metals.
CressidaJones  5/17/2016

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