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Gender: F Meaning of Nerissa: "from the sea" Origin of Nerissa: Greek

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An offbeat possible replacement for the overused Melissa and Marisa, Nerissa was used by Shakespeare for Portia's witty confidante in The Merchant of Venice. Queen Elizabeth has a cousin named Nerissa.

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Queen Narissa, the evil queen in Disney's Enchanted
Nerissa, the antagonist of the series "W.I.T.C.H"

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