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The American actor William Peterson named his daughter Maite Nerea in 1975. She was born while he was living in the Basque Country.
overtheclouds  10/19/2012
Nerea Arce is a Spanish (Basque) model.
overtheclouds  9/22/2012
Nerea means "MINE" in the Basque language, and it's also a very common name in Basque Country. Particularly, I find it boring and too traditional.
― Anonymous User  7/8/2009
Nerea is a Basque name; its meaning is "MINE", and the first bearer was Basque poet Gabriel Celaya's daughter. Basque names were forbidden during Spanish dictatorship, so the poet had to make up that this name was a feminine version of "Nereo" (Saint Nereo), which is a Greek name, but not Nerea. In fact, there are no Nereas in Greece.

In Spain people prefer to think that Nerea is a Greek name than a Basque name because of political subjects.
― Anonymous User  7/8/2009
Nerea is a Greek name. In Greek mythology, Nereus was the old man of the sea, and the god of the sea's rich bounty of fish. He dwelt in the depths of the Aegean with his wife Doris and fifty Nereid daughters. The name Nerea stems from his name. Even when it's said that Nerea is a Basque name, it's just another common name in this part of Spain, but it doesn't belong to the Basque language.
― Anonymous User  1/15/2008
It is pronounced neh-REH-ah.
― Anonymous User  9/24/2007
Greek origin, variant of the male Nereo, God of the sea. He was the son of Ponto and Gea. He married Doris and they had 50 daughters called Nereidas or Nereas mermaids of the Mediterranean Sea. One of them was Thetis the mother of Achilles.
― Anonymous User  4/30/2006

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