Cressida has been a historical name that has paved its way effortlessly in literature. It has its roots in Greek Mythology as well. The meaning of Cressida is 'gold'. The name became more memorable as it was the name of one of the heroines of Shakespeare in one of his remarkable works 'Troilus and Cressida'. Before Shakespeare, the name was given life in the works of Chaucer and Boccaccio. The name is notably used in the movie 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' in which there was a character named Cressida. Another celebrity and writer who was named Cressida is Cressida Cowell, who wrote a novel called 'How to Train your Dragon' which was later adapted into a movie. The name Cressida is related to the Greek word 'Chryseis'. Its prevalence has been more in Britain since its first origin. One of the timeliest examples of the name's existence is Cressida St John. The people with this name tend to be giving, considerate, and imaginative. It is indeed a gorgeous name, and if you would choose this name for your daughter, then that would not be a bad choice. After all, a beautiful baby deserves a beautiful name.