Nerissa

First Name
2k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Nerissa

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     English
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     Greek
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Coined by Shakespeare for The Merchant of Venice, apparently from Ancient Greek Νηρηΐς (Nērēḯs, “sea-nymph”).

  1. A female given name

Notable Persons Named Nerissa

Nerissa was born on October 31st, 1956.

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How popular is the baby name Nerissa in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1915 6 6 0
1918 7 7 0
1948 5 5 0
1950 7 7 0
1952 7 7 0
1953 6 6 0
1954 14 14 0
1955 6 6 0
1956 9 9 0
1957 12 12 0
1958 14 14 0
1959 11 11 0
1960 11 11 0
1961 8 8 0
1962 21 21 0
1963 18 18 0
1964 25 25 0
1965 26 26 0
1966 19 19 0
1967 26 26 0
1968 31 31 0
1969 38 38 0
1970 27 27 0
1971 44 44 0
1972 45 45 0
1973 33 33 0
1974 42 42 0
1975 51 51 0
1976 38 38 0
1977 38 38 0
1978 63 63 0
1979 73 73 0
1980 54 54 0
1981 72 72 0
1982 64 64 0
1983 51 51 0
1984 55 55 0
1985 39 39 0
1986 28 28 0
1987 43 43 0
1988 33 33 0
1989 48 48 0
1990 41 41 0
1991 33 33 0
1992 26 26 0
1993 30 30 0
1994 34 34 0
1995 35 35 0
1996 28 28 0
1997 31 31 0
1998 27 27 0
1999 29 29 0
2000 22 22 0
2001 31 31 0
2002 26 26 0
2003 22 22 0
2004 33 33 0
2005 22 22 0
2006 20 20 0
2007 29 29 0
2008 18 18 0
2009 21 21 0
2010 17 17 0
2011 9 9 0
2012 11 11 0
2013 8 8 0
2014 14 14 0
2015 5 5 0
2016 15 15 0
2017 15 15 0
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Nerissa

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Nerissa as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Nerissa

  • How Popular is the name Nerissa? Nerissa is the 6,956th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Nerissa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,920 babies born with the first name Nerissa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nerissa to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nerissa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Nerissa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nerissa is Monday, September 9th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Nerissa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nerissa was in 1979 with a total of 73 babies.
  • Random Nerissa Factoid: According to the 1977 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nerissa is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1977.
  • Weird things about the name Nerissa: Your name in reverse order is Assiren. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sirnase. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Nerissa born Jun 24, 1989

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Yugoslavia approximately on 1450. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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