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Nereida meaning and name origin
Nereida \n(e)-rei-da\ as a girl's 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. Nerida is an Australian aboriginal name for water lily or blossom. It was in common usage in Queensland Australia in the 1940s to 1950s.
Nereida has 3 variant forms: Nereyda, Nerida and Nireida.
For more information, see also the related name Nerissa.
Baby names that sound like Nereida are Narda, Nerit and Norda.
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Popularity of Nereida
Nereida is a very popular first name for women (#1359 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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