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Nerissa Name Meaning & More

Gender: Girl
Meaning: Sea sprite
Origin: Greek
Current Popularity: Not in the U.S. top 1,000 names

More about the name Nerissa:

The girl’s name Nerissa is a Greek name meaning: “sea sprite.” The name Nerissa is of Shakespearean origin, from The Merchant of Venice. The Nerissa is a Latinate elaboration of Greek nērēis ‘sea sprite’. Famous bearer: Nerissa Bowes-Lyon (cousin of Queen Elizabeth II)

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