Hebrew or Greek
"burning light or ocean spirit"

Neri Origin and Meaning

The name Neri is a girl's name of Hebrew, Greek origin meaning "burning light or ocean spirit".
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 OxmanAmerican,Israeli architect
  • St. Philip NeriItalian Saint noted for his sense of humor (Last name)
  • Neri MarcorèItalian actor, television presenter and singer.

Neri in Pop Culture

  • Neria blue fairy, the spirit of wisdom, in the Legends of Zelda
  • Nerimain character of the Australian TV series Ocean Girl
  • Neri Feldman Chapmancharacter on TV's Orange is the New Black
  • Anagram of Erin