Given Name NEREUS

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Νηρευς (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: NE-REWS (Classical Greek), NEER-oos (English), NEER-ee-əs (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

Derived from Greek νηρος (neros) meaning "water". In Greek myth this was the name of a god of the sea, the father of the Nereids. It is mentioned briefly in the New Testament, belonging to a Christian in Rome. This was also the name of a Roman saint of the 1st century, a member of the army, who was martyred with his companion Achilleus because they refused to execute Christians.


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