Greek Meaning:

The name Nerissa is a Greek baby name. In Greek the meaning of the name Nerissa is: Sea nymph. Nerissa was a character in Shakespeare's play, 'The Merchant of Venice'.

Shakespearean Meaning:

The name Nerissa is a Shakespearean baby name. In Shakespearean the meaning of the name Nerissa is: The Merchant of Venice' Portia's waiting-maid.


expression Number: 4

People with this name tend to be orderly and dedicated to building their lives on a solid foundation of order and service. They value truth, justice, and discipline, and may be quick-tempered with those who do not. Their practical nature makes them good at managing and saving money, and at building things in the material world. Because of their focus on order and practicality, they may seem overly cautious and conservative at times.

SoulUrge Number: 6

People with this name have a deep inner desire for a stable, loving family or community, and a need to work with others and to be appreciated.