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What does Nerys mean?

Nerys Pronunciation of Nerys [nerys] as a girls' name is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Nerys is "noblewoman". Modern coinage. The given meaning is based on the name's similarity to the Welsh word "ner", meaning "lord" and the endings of the names Gladys and Dilys.

Associated with: modern.


Nerys has 3 variants: Neris, Neriss and Neryss.

Creative forms:
(female) Nirys, Nurys, ..

(male) Neles, Neny, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nerys Cadence (N.C.), ..

How popular is Nerys?

Nerys is an uncommonly occurring given name for women but a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#144908 out of 150436, Top 96%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Gladys is the only popular related form of Nerys (outside Top 2000). Adoption of this form of Nerys was at its most widespread a century ago (#14), but now, Gladys has become less stylish. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gladys in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nerys and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Nerys is pronounced similarly to Nerice. Other recommended names are Carys, Cerys, Denys, Dorys, Erys, Eurys, Karys, Marys, Nera, Nerit, Neriya, Neryssa, Nevya, Neysa and Persys. Like Nerys, these names are not frequently used.

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