Gender: Female Pronunciation: NER-iss Meaning of Nerys: "lady" Origin of Nerys: Welsh

Nerys Origin and Meaning

The name Nerys is a girl's name of Welsh origin meaning "lady".

American parents are just becoming aware of Welsh names like this one, similar to Carys, which was chosen by Welsh-born Catherine Zeta-Jones.

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Pop Culture References for the name Nerys

Neris, Neryss


headintheclouds Says:


Nerys is lovely. I like many Welsh names and names with -rys endings, and Nerys sounds strong and elegant, plus short and sweet at two syllables. I also love the ne-riss pronunciation- it just sounds so spunky and feminine IMO.

scblovesnames Says:


Cool, at least I'm not the only one. This is on my list still, I love it.

MaddyAir Says:


My sister's name is Nerys we pronounce it Ne-reece

KLGG88 Says:


It's pronounced similar to Cerys: Ner-iss.

Guest Says:


Sounds to close to "nervous" for me :(

scblovesnames Says:


Ner-iss or Ne-reece? The name info has the first, but I honestly pronounce it the second way.. I love this name though, regardless if I pronounce it right or not. This will be the middle name of my future daughter. I love that it means lady. It will be perfect for my little lady.