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The Many Names of the Mermaid – Europe

The Many Names of the Mermaid – Europe as shared by AquaTails.  For those who want to add more depth to your mermaid costume, mermaid tail for swimming, persona or mermaid cosplay, or just for fun, this is a series of mermaid names used around the world and throughout history. Have fun!

2 – Europe:

France sirene; famous mermaids from France: Melusina, Ondine

Germany on the RhineNix or Nixie, Meerfraus:  meer = sea;  frau = woman or sylph


Scandinavianavmands, meermin, zeemermin, sjojungfru

Italy and Spainsirena

Ancient Roman and Greece – the word Siren was used, in Latin meaning “serene”; also Oceanids, Nereids, Naiads

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