Infographic of Nerissa name meaning, which is “The swimmer,” from the Greek neros, a fluid. In Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice, a clever waiting woman of Portia.
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Nerissa Name Popularity

How popular is the name Nerissa? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 0 0%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 0 0%
1926 0 0%
1927 0 0%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 0 0%
1940 0 0%
1941 0 0%
1942 0 0%
1943 0 0%
1944 0 0%
1945 0 0%
1946 0 0%
1947 0 0%
1948 0 0%
1949 0 0%
1950 0 0%
1951 0 0%
1952 0 0%
1953 0 0%
1954 0 0%
1955 0 0%
1956 0 0%
1957 0 0%
1958 0 0%
1959 0 0%
1960 0 0%
1961 0 0%
1962 0 0%
1963 0 0%
1964 2,230 5 0.0003%
1965 0 0%
1966 0 0%
1967 0 0%
1968 2,128 6 0.0004%
1969 1,897 12 0.0008%
1970 2,720 5 0.0003%
1971 1,747 17 0.0011%
1972 2,716 5 0.0004%
1973 2,547 5 0.0004%
1974 2,102 9 0.0007%
1975 1,786 17 0.0013%
1976 2,337 7 0.0005%
1977 2,166 11 0.0008%
1978 1,663 24 0.0018%
1979 1,489 35 0.0025%
1980 1,939 18 0.0012%
1981 1,571 32 0.0022%
1982 1,653 29 0.0019%
1983 1,671 26 0.0018%
1984 1,622 28 0.0019%
1985 0 0%
1986 0 0%
1987 2,130 17 0.0011%
1988 3,470 5 0.0003%
1989 2,094 22 0.0014%
1990 2,894 10 0.0006%
1991 2,594 14 0.0009%
1992 3,474 6 0.0004%
1993 3,052 8 0.0005%
1994 3,297 6 0.0004%
1995 3,693 5 0.0003%
1996 3,719 5 0.0003%
1997 2,828 10 0.0007%
1998 0 0%
1999 3,167 7 0.0005%
2000 3,640 5 0.0003%
2001 3,186 8 0.0005%
2002 3,660 5 0.0003%
2003 0 0%
2004 3,308 7 0.0005%
2005 3,472 6 0.0004%
2006 3,589 6 0.0004%
2007 4,029 5 0.0003%
2008 0 0%
2009 3,387 7 0.0005%
2010 3,349 6 0.0004%
2011 0 0%
2012 0 0%
2013 0 0%
2014 0 0%
2015 0 0%
2016 0 0%
2017 0 0%
2018 0 0%
2019 0 0%

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Narissa

Sea nymph; black-haired

Italian

Naryssa

Black-haired

Italian

Nericcia

Black-haired

Italian

Neryssa

Sea nymph; black-haired

Italian


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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Neriss

Noblewoman

Welsh

Norissa

English


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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Nerine

Sea nymph

Greek


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