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GENDER: Masculine & Feminine
PRONOUNCED: KRIM-sən, KRIM-sin
OTHER FORMS: Cramesy (archaic)
CONTRIBUTOR: Mel_13 on 12/26/2007
Meaning & History
Derived from English crimson
, the name for a strong, bright, deep purplish-red color. The English word is ultimately derived from Arabic qirmiz
. It is originally the color of the dye produced from a scale insect, Kermes vermilio, but the name is now also used as a generic term for those slightly bluish-red colors that are between red and rose.
As a given name, Crimson has been in use since the late 1800s.