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Origin: Greek

Meaning: from Greek chryseos meaning "golden".

In the Iliad, this is the name of a Trojan priest of Apollo whose daughter, Chryseis, was abducted by Agamemnon as a war prize. When her father tried to ransom her back, Agamemnon refused and Chryses prayed to Apollo, who sent a plague upon the Greek armies, forcing him to return her to her father.

Feminine forms:
  • Chryseis