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Nephele

HeartNEFF-eh-lee; neff-EH-lee
Greek
"cloudy"

Nephele Origin and Meaning

The name Nephele is a girl's name meaning "cloudy".

An enchanting ancient Greek name belonging to the Greek goddess who was created from a cloud by Zeus and so became goddess of the clouds and mother of the centaurs. The name Nephele is not widely known but as among modern parents become used to Phoebe, Penelope, and Persephone, it may become one of the ancient Greek goddess names that's back in the mix.

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Nephele in Pop Culture

  • Modern Greek spelling: Nefeli
  • Neifilederived from Greek nephele = "cloud," a name used by Boccaccio for one of the seven young women at the heart of The Decameron

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