Cressida \c-ressi-da, cr(es)-sida\ as a girl's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Cressida is "gold". Derived from Khryseis, the name of a Trojan girl in Homer's "Iliad". Cressida is the heroine and Trojan princess of the tale "Troilus and Cressida" that has been told by Boccaccio, Chaucer, and Shakespeare. Cressa is a modern short form.
Cressida has 1 variant form: Cressa.