Name: Cressida

Origin and Meaning of the Name Cressida

  • Meaning:
    Golden
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (KREH sih dah)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Cressida)
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Miscellaneous Info for Cressida

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    The name Cressida first appears in several medieval legends concerning the Trojan War; she vows to love Troilus, prince of Troy, but when she is captured by the Greeks, she attaches herself to Diomedes, a Greek soldier. This story was not part of ancient legend, making retellings like Shakespeare's "Troilus and Cressida" wholly based on medieval legend.

    She is also sometimes known as Criseyde.

    Cressida is the fourth satellite out from Uranus and was discovered by Voyager 2. Toyota also put out a luxury style four door sedan called the Toyota Cressida from 1973 to 1992.

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