Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Crescent m. Latin crescens 'thriving, growing, increasing'.

The name of a minor New Testament character. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Crescens.

England
Early Modern English
1584 Cressant BEmar-vol1 p. 11
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Crescent". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Crescent.