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Nerissa Meaning

    

What does Nerissa mean?

The name Nerissa is of Greek and English origin.

The meaning of Nerissa is "sea nymph".

Nerissa is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 7 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Ne-ri-ssa.

The Given Name Nerissa

Nerissa is a form of Nereus. See Nereus for further details.

Nerissa is quite a bold name and a welcome find.

A name fit for a child full of charm and distinction, a little pathfinder.

Nerissa has no variant spellings.

Nerissa falls into the water name category.

Nerissa Popularity

In the U.S. in 2015, it ranked 18,258 in baby name popularity for girls with 5 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 8,345 in baby name popularity for girls with 14 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

Want to see how Nerissa sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Nerissa Name Popularity Page.

Nerissa Related Names

Nerissa is a form of Nereus.

Famous Nerissas

    Nerissa Numerology

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    Nerissa Name Fun

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