Meaning:Of Nerissa; Sea nymph
Conjuring images of cresting waves, moonlight glistening off still waters, and the deep blue, Neryssa is a calming, peaceful title with unknown depths. Derived from the name Nerissa, it was first recorded in Shakespeare's enduring tragedy, The Merchant of Venice. It is possible that he created the name as a variant of the Greek term nereis, meaning "sea nymph," after the mythological god of the sea, Nereus. Sea nymphs were symbols of everything good and kind about the sea and were known to aid those in turmoil at sea. Representing beauty and grace, Neryssa is a beautiful given name.

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