Other Forms FormsCrète (French)
From Ancient Greek Κρήτη (Krḗtē) which is of uncertain meaning. One theory is that it's derived from the name of a mythological hero, Κρυς (Krus), whose name is unexplained. Another theory is that it's derived from Luwian kursawar “island” or kursattar “cutting, sliver”. Crete is the 5th largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and the largest of all the Greek islands.