Nerissa
Origin/Usage
Greek
Pronunciation
neh-RISS-ah
Meaning
Nymph of the sea
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There are more possible explanations of the origin of this name. Most likely it was derived from Nereida, the Greek term for "sea nymph or mermaid". Another theory is that It was invented by William Shakespeare for his 1596 play The Merchant of Venice, where Nerissa was Portia's maid and friend.

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