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Gender: Male Origin of Nereus: Greek mythology name

The name Nereus is a boy's name of Greek origin. Nereus and is often added to lists like Mythology Baby Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Nereus

Saint Nereus, early Roman martyr; named in Paul's letter to the Romans (16:15)
(Juan Romeo) Nereus Olaivar Acosta, Filipino politician

Pop Culture References for the name Nereus

Nerio, Nereo