Cressida Name Meaning & Origin
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My name is Cressida and it has served me well. I always get a positive reaction from people when they hear my name for the first time. I'm thankful my parents gave me a rare name, but a name that still has a strong history to it, as in the form of Cressida it was created by Shakespeare.
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Medieval English name originating from the Greek name Chryseis. In Greek Mythology, Chryseis was the daughter of Chryses (meaning 'golden'), and she was named in honour of her father. Cressida therefore means 'golden'.
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Cressida is the DJ name for German trance music producer Matthias Baumann.
Cressida Bell, English textile artist
Cressida Cowell, author of the How to Train your Dragon books
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'Cresyde' is a central character in a famous poem of Medeival poet, Geoffrey Chaucer
Cressida is a main character in one of the lesser known Shakespeare plays, 'Troilus & Cressida'