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Nerissa

Meaning, origin, and popularity of the name Nerissa

Nerissa

Sea Sprite

Of Shakespearean origin, the name of a character in The Merchant of Venice. The name is a Latinate elaboration of Greek nērēis ‘sea sprite’.

Meaning:

Sea Sprite

Origin:

Greek

Gender:

For a girl

Popularity:

Not in the U.S. top 1,000 names

More about the name Nerissa

Variations & similar names, nicknames, middle names and famous bearers for the name Nerissa

 

Variations & Similar Names

Narcissa, Nereida, Nerys, Nerilla, Nessa

Nicknames

Rissa

Middle Names

Abigail, Faith, Marlow, Odette, Violet

Famous Bearers

Nerissa Bowes-Lyon (cousin of Queen Elizabeth II)

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