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Gender: Female Meaning of Neriah: "light of Jehovah" Origin of Neriah: Hebrew

The name Neriah is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "light of Jehovah". Neriah and is often added to lists like Supermodel Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

A version of a symbolic name given to girls born on Hanukkah, the festival of lights. It can also be spelled Neriya(h), but this spelling made it into the Top 1000 in 2013, where it has remained.

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Famous People Named Neriah

Neriah Davis, American model/actress
Neriah Fisher, daughter of model/actress Brooke Burke-Charvet

Pop Culture References for the name Neriah

Neria, Neriya


cabosanmucus Says:


I like it but all I can hear it "neurotic"

heather75402 Says:


I like the name it's different and it has a good meaning. I think its a sweet sounding name.

Angela Chambers Says:


Meh, not a fan of it, mostly because of the porn star, I do like Mariah, though.

betterlifenow71 Says:


17 years ago was when I first heard this name. I immediately was turned off because a disgusting woman I knew who drank and did drugs during her pregnancy gave this name to her poor little baby girl who was born with multiple birth defects because of this trashy woman's neglect. She and her druggie boyfriend named her after a porn star Neriah Davis. So I had a bad association with this name. I thought of this helpless innocent baby with deformities and her screaming psycho mother.
But years later, I can view the name differently now. It really is a feminine pretty name. It has a soft sound to it. Yesterday I saw a sweet little girl at the park named Neriah and it seemed perfect for her.

Guest Says:


For some reason this name reminds me of headaches.