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What does Nereida mean?

Nereida Pronunciation of Nereida [nerei-da] as a girls' name is pronounced ne-RAY-dah. It is of Spanish and Greek origin, and the meaning of Nereida is "sea nymph". Greek mythology: the Nereids were deities of the seas, mermaids. May also be used in reference to Saint Nerus (first or second century), a Roman soldier who became a Christian.

Associated with: greek, nymph (goddess), mythology, saint, roman.


Nereida has 3 variants: Nereyda, Nerida and Nireida.

Related girl name: Nerissa.

Creative forms:
(female) Nerda, Nereina, ..

(male) Nereile, Nereini, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nereida Cataleya (N.C.), ..

How popular is Nereida?

Nereida is a very popular first name for women (#1359 out of 4276, Top 32%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Nereida entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its top position of #1443 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nereida name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nereida outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aeeda, Aleida, Breeda, Brenda, Doreyda, Dreda, Eneida, Freeda, Freida, Frida, Geerda (see Gerda), Geralda, Gerarda, Gerda, Hameida, Heida, Hermilda, Irida, Jeddida, Jedida, Korenda, Melida, Meralda, Meranda, Naida, Narda, Neda, Nedda, Neecia, Needia, Neema, Neera, Neesha, Negida, Neila, Nelda, Nelida, Neneca, Nenica, Nenita, Nennica (see Neneca), Nerice, Nerina, Neris, Neriss, Nerit, Neriya, Nerolia (see Nerola), Neryssa, Nessia, Netia, Nettia, Nevada, Nirela, Norda, Nordica, Noreena, Norella, Norina, Normina, Oneida, Orelda, Querida, Reeda, Reida, Reseda, Serhilda, Serilda, Serrilda, Theida, Veeda, Veida, Verda, Zoraida and Zureida. These names tend to be less frequently used than Nereida.

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