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Gender: Female Meaning of Neri: "burning light or ocean spirit" Origin of Neri: Hebrew or Greek

The name Neri is a girl's name of Hebrew, Greek origin meaning "burning light or ocean spirit". Neri and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Water and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

A simple but unusual name with roots in disparate cultures, Neri appears in the Bible as a male name and is still sometimes used for boys as well as girls. The appeal of Neri are its deep roots combined with its simple, upbeat, modern feel, ala Peri and Rory.

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Famous People Named Neri

Neri Oxman, American-Israeli architect
St. Philip Neri, Italian Saint noted for his sense of humor (Last name)
Neri Marcorè, Italian actor, television presenter and singer.

Pop Culture References for the name Neri

Neri, a blue fairy, the spirit of wisdom, in the Legends of Zelda
Neri, main character of the Australian TV series Ocean Girl
Neri Feldman Chapman, character on TV's Orange is the New Black
Anagram of Erin


Aperkkv Says:


This is a traditional boy name in Italian

ElsaAnne Says:


Cute name, powerful meaning, it's very interesting!