Sunday, 25 May 2014


"Nerissa" by John William Godward

Gender: feminine
Pronunciation: ner-ISS-ah, nah-RIS-ah

The name Nerissa was created by Shakespeare for a character in his play The Merchant of Venice. He possibly took it from the Greek meaning "nymph, sea sprite", which comes from the name Nereus meaning "water" in Greek. In Greek Mythology Nereus was the father of the Nereids.

   Related names:

Nereida - Spanish

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