Greek mythology name

Nereus Origin and Meaning

The name Nereus is a boy's name of Greek origin.

The name of the father of the sea nymphs -- or one of its shorter forms such as Nereo or Nerio -- would be somewhat easier for a child to carry than Neptune. The name Nereus is largely forgotten but it certainly can rise again along with Atticus and Cassius and other ancient Greek brethren.

Famous People Named Nereus

  • Saint Nereusearly Roman martyr; named in Paul's letter to the Romans (16:15)
  • (Juan Romeo) Nereus Olaivar AcostaFilipino politician