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.