Nerissa Name Meaning & Origin

Nerissa

Pronunciation: neh-RIS-sə (key)

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Ned, Rissa, Nissy

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Created by Shakespeare for his play, "The Merchant of Venice", it means "nymph, sea sprite".

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Nerissa Garnett, English artist and daughter of Bloomsbury figure Angelica Bell Garnett
Nerissa Campbell, Australian singer
Nerissa Bowes-Lyon, handicapped niece of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and cousin of Queen Elizabeth II
Nerissa Corazon Soon-Ruiz, Filipino politician

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Nerissa, character in Shakespeare's play "The Merchant of Venice"
Nerissa, character in the comic book W.I.T.C.H. and the animated series of the same name

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