Nerys

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Nerys
PronunciationWelsh: [ˈneˑrɪs]
GenderFeminine
Origin
Word/nameWelsh
Meaninguncertain; possibly "lady"
Other names
Related namesNerissa

Nerys is a Welsh feminine given name. It may be a modern coinage, an elaboration of Middle Welsh ner "lord, chief" (which relates to the modern Welsh words nêr "hero" and nerth "manliness, courage") using the popular suffix -ys (found in Carys, Dilys, Gladys and Glenys).

People with the name[edit]

Fictional[edit]

  • Nerys - character from the novel ‘Clovenhoof’.