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This Aboriginal name means 'blossom' in Queensland and 'red water lily' in New South Wales.
viper  5/28/2006
The proper way to say it is neh-ree-dah, not neh-rider.
viper  5/28/2006
I have always pronounced it with all vowels in the short form and no emphasis on any syllable. I actually get a bit miffed and correct anyone who pronounces it otherwise. I didn't know until today it should actually be Nereeda.
Nerida  2/20/2008
Also can be spelt 'Neridah' and pronounced Ne-REE-dah, opposed to to Ne-re-da.
― Anonymous User  8/4/2008
This name is absolutely *beautiful*! I love it.
erb816  3/19/2009
This name is not very common, even in Australia.

It is also occasionally spelt 'Neridah.'
vomiting  11/6/2009
Though it does have a lot of consonants, I love the name Nerida. It has a beautiful sound, and reminds me of nereids, which are like water nymphs and Pablo Neruda (I'm not one for poetry but I love his writings). I'm always looking for unusual names from different languages (like Filipino, Nahuatl, Romansch), and a beautiful name from an Indigenous Australian certainly fits the bill. (Wish I knew what exact language it comes from, though.)
― Anonymous User  12/27/2009
I have never met anyone called Nerida who pronounces her name Ne-reed-a or Ne-read-a although there may be some out there. It is generally pronounced Ne-rid-a. One issue (I find) is often the accent of the person saying it. Most use the BBC/ABC -rid- (as in get rid of it) for this name.
nbleakley  4/28/2015
The name Nerida is also GREEK. And it means Sea nymph or mermaid.
― Anonymous User  10/3/2016
I like the way this name sounds. The meaning is also pretty.
Buneary  10/30/2016
Nerida Gaye Wilson is an invertebrate marine molecular biologist at the Western Australian Museum who has interests in diversity, systematics, phylogeny, phylogeography and behavior. Wilson has been instrumental in demonstrating the level of marine cryptic species complexes in Antarctic waters, testing the circumpolar distribution paradigm with molecular data, and using interdisciplinary approaches to show how Antarctic diversity may have been generated. Her work with NOAA on Antarctic Marine Living Resources has been used to regulate exploratory benthic fisheries.
cutenose  2/25/2017
My name is Nerida and I have always been so curious of the origin.
Nerida_esparza  7/27/2017
My name is Nerida, and I really hated the name until the day I ran across the name while searching for "Nereida", (pronounced "Ne-ra-dah") which is a variation of the name. I became quite interested in the meaning since I was an avid fan of Greek mythology. I was a quiet, shy teenager and was so impressed with the Mermaid-goddess part of it that I have learned to appreciate it. So many people have told me it is such a beautiful name, and ask me for its meaning that I proudly volunteer the history behind it. has an extensive description of the personality of the woman named Nerida. As far as I'm concerned, they have described me to the T.
nereidofthesea  8/10/2017

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