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.


biblical, gods, Greek mythology, martyrs, mythology, ocean, ocean deities, saints, water
Entry updated December 8, 2017