Gender Masculine
Scripts Νηρεύς(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. NEH-REWS(Classical Greek) NIR-ee-əs(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Derived from Greek νηρός (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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Other Languages & CulturesNereo(Italian) Nereo(Spanish (Latin American))

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Entry updated May 29, 2020