Meaning:Sea nymph
If you're looking for a striking name with a mystical spirit, consider Nerissa, a feminine name of Greek origin that means "sea nymph." With playful and earthy connotations, it is the perfect option for the mischievous little one. It is also the name of a character in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. In the play, Nerissa is the leading lady's sharp and loyal confidante, giving the name a dramatic edge that will appeal to lovers of literature.
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