Gender Masculine & Feminine
Usage English (Rare)
Pronounced Pron. KRIM-sən, KRIM-sin
Other Forms FormsCramesy (archaic)
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Contributor Contrib.Mel_13 on 12/26/2007
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.