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What does Neryssa mean?

Neryssa Pronunciation of Neryssa [nerys-sa] as a name for girls is of Greek and Italian derivation, and the name Neryssa means "sea nymph; black-haired". Neryssa is an alternate form of Nerine (Greek). Neryssa is also a form of Nerissa (Italian): from Nericcia.

Associated with: greek, sea, nymph (goddess), black.


Neryssa has 2 variants: Narissa and Naryssa.

2 more related forms via Nerine, Nerissa: Nerida and Nerina.

Creative forms:
(female) Nerysie, Neryssi, ..


Middle name pairings:
Neryssa Aviva (N.A.), ..

How popular is Neryssa?

Neryssa is a rare given name for females. Neryssa is also a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Neryssa has not made it into the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Neryssa is pronounced similarly to Norissa. Other recommended names are Alyssa, Bernessa, Bryssa, Calyssa, Caressa, Carissa, Cerissa, Chrissa, Chryssa, Coryssa, Crissa, Delyssa, Denissa, Dessa, Elyssa, Ilyssa, Jelissa, Jenessa, Jeressa, Julyssa, Karessa, Karysa, Karyssa, Kerensa, Klaryssa, Koryssa, Krissa, Kryssa, Laryssa, Lerissa, Lorissa, Lyssa, Maressa, Marlyssa, Marysa, Maryssa, Melessa, Melissa, Merissa, Meryssa, Morissa, Narcyssa, Narkissa, Narsissa, Neesha, Nellsea (see Nelsey), Nereida, Nereyda, Neris, Neriss, Nerolia (see Nerola), Nerys, Neryss, Nesha, Nessa, Nessah, Nessya, Nevsa, Nevya, Neysa, Nissa, Nysa, Nyssa, Sarissa, Sherissa, Terasa, Teresa, Teressa, Terezsa, Terresa, Tessa, Theressa, Tressa and Venessa. These names tend to be more commonly used than Neryssa.

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