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Gender: F Meaning of Nerissa: "from the sea" Origin of Nerissa: Greek

An offbeat possible replacement for the overused Melissa and Marisa, Nerissa was used by Shakespeare for Portia's witty confidante in The Merchant of Venice. Queen Elizabeth has a cousin named Nerissa.

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Pop Culture References for the name Nerissa

Queen Narissa, the evil queen in Disney's Enchanted
Nerissa, the antagonist of the series "W.I.T.C.H"
Nerissa, the "little mermaid" from the game series, 'The Wolf Amongst Us'

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