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 Rhine – Nix or Nixie, Meerfraus: meer = sea; frau = woman or sylph
Iceland – Marmennills
Scandinavia – navmands, meermin, zeemermin, sjojungfru
Italy and Spain – sirena
Ancient Roman and Greece – the word Siren was used, in Latin meaning “serene”; also Oceanids, Nereids, Naiads