Mermaid Dream Meaning and Interpretations


Mermaid Dream Symbol – Dreams of mermaids brings news that tough times are coming. You may be caught up in a disaster and it could be of your own making. It can also mean you are suspicious of the good things that may suddenly come into your life. Everything may seem great on the surface. You may be hearing and seeing all the right things. Yet you have a feeling that things are not all as they seem. You may feel there is something fishy about an offer or suspicious of someone who goes out of their way to support you. This may not be normal.

mermaid-dreamsMermaids in your dreams can represent deception that surrounds you. There may be great temptations that can turn your life into a disaster. Hurt you. Make a fool of you if you fall for their false promises. There may be those pushing you for their own agenda. You may fear that once you give them what they want they will desert you.

You may sometimes indulge in temptations that can become addictions. You may find you succumb to greater temptation that become beyond your control. Dreaming of these sea creatures can bring warnings not to repeat past mistakes that make you look the fool. They may warn it is not wise to trust those who have set you up in the past. It can be about not being naïve. Remember the old saying, “if you always do what you have always done, you always get what you always got”. Trusting those who have proven their betrayal can be falling for the same mistake.

If you are the mermaid or merman in your dream, this could be about your own vanity. It could be a message to let you know how beautiful you are. You may not acknowledge your own personal beauty.

Alternate Mermaid Interpretations

A mermaid is a symbol of misfortune, and traditionally seeing a mermaid on a sea voyage meant that the ship would sink. If you see a mermaid in your dream, it is often an omen that a current project or ambition will fail to bear fruit and would be better off abandoned. Additionally, mermaids are connected to the sea, which is a powerful symbol of the subconscious. If a mermaid brings you a message in your dream, this is a message from your subconscious, which should be heeded.

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Stephen is a self confessed dream junkie that loves all things dream related. He is a writer for Dream Stop and has been working in the field of dreams for the past decade. He believes that the YOU are the only person who can truly understand the meaning of your dreams. You have to look inside your inner thoughts to find the hidden truths in your dream. These interpretations are for entertainment purposes only. Stephen's interpretations should be considered an opinion, not professional advice.


  1. I dreamt about swimming with two of my sisters 1 who became a mermaid by getting bitten by a mermaid. There was a big fishnet separating the ocean and a manatee came over the net and started to chase us. We were swimming away scared from the manatee just missing get bit but couldnt exit the water because my sister would be noticed. But the manatee would not leave us alone so finally i pulled her and carried her out of the water everyone on the beach was staring and trying to get close to her. I carried her the bathroom and locked us in. We were trying to dry her legs i could see we were almost there because her legs looked scaly but with feet. All of a sudden the bathroom door flew open and there was many young girls who claim to be mermaids also and they took my sister with them to be with their sea mother.

  2. I’d dreamed about me being a mermaid. Escape to those who want to catch me. But still can run because I can turn my tail into feet but those people knew that I am a mermaid so I am always running to escape them. Then just a moment I didn’t know that I am running in the water. Have power can run into the upper of the water without getting wet from It.

  3. I just had a dream last night of catching a blue mermaid and sold it. Later, when someone opened the container she was able to escape and jump in the water. That time we where in the deep see where I saw plenty of mermaids swimming with our ship. I tried to catch another one but I caught a fish, so I let it go.

  4. Last night i had a dream where i was running away with tears and eventually i was at the end of the cliff trynna suicide or something (thinking if i should jump or not) and i saw a slim body with a tail swimming across and) and i woke up cause of the noise my lil brother was making and the rest of the dream i cant remember.

  5. 3:39AM. I just woke up from a weird dream, there was a very large mermaid stuck in the sky… alive.. floating. I remember recording her and the mermaid looking into my camera! It was soooooooo weird!!! I wish I knew what this meant

  6. Last night I had a dream. Me, a creature with shark head with mermaid tail and my 3 friends were hanging out in the outdoor pool. Suddenly, my friend said something like having dyed hair while swimming is dangerous as the hair dye will spread into the pool and attract mermaids as they need it for their tails. Suddenly, the very next moment, my hair dye spreaded out into the pool. I immediately jumped out of the pool and the shark mermaid creature noticed me. It charged at me with full force and even jumped out of water to chase me all the way. It was trying to bite me. But I just kept running and running.

  7. last night i dreamed about me and my friends which is i don’t know who they are. we are all a mermaid, then someone is chasing us and we keep on running away from them then we met this one human(also idk who she is) then she didn’t believe us that we are a mermaids until i show her when i damped both of my feet on the water (here comes the weird part) its like the water slowly in circles my feet up to my hips and the color is blue which is my favorite color also then let me make it short suddenly my friends got caught then they give this shell to those who are chasing us and im the only one who didn’t caught and that’s where my dream ends..

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