Kriti

Kriti is a female Greek name. Kriti is not a common name, but it is used on the island of Crete, which in Greek is called Kriti.

Sound of name Kriti: Kreé-teeh

Male Version of name Kriti: Kritos (not in use)

Nameday of Kriti: N/A

Origin of name Kriti

Kriti is a name that is not included in the Orthodox calendar, therefore it has no nameday.

As mentioned, the name Kriti is associated with the island of Crete, the largest island of Greece. Actually, Kriti (Κρήτη) is the Greek name of the island of Crete.

Nymph Kriti in Ancient Greek Mythology

Its origins are found in the ancient Greek mythology. The name Kriti comes from the name of a nymph (Hesperides nymphs), who came from the west to the island of Crete, together with the Kourites.

Curetes or Kourites accompanied Rhea, who wanted to give birth to Zeus away from his father Cronus. They banged their brass cymbals to drown out the cries of baby Zeus.

Other meanings of Kriti

According to Wikipedia:

  • Kriti is also the Hindi word for “creation”
  • Kriti is one of the name of 108 Hindu goddesses and it is used as a first name in India
  • Kriti is a type of a musical composition typical to Carnatic music (an Indian classical music style)

Nicknames deriving from name Kriti

Kriti does not have many nicknames or diminutives, other than Kritoula.

The Names’ Firy reveals the meaning of name Kriti

Kriti is a fresh and talented woman, extroverted, with high self esteem and confidence.

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