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Meaning and name origin

Maris \m(a)-ris\ as a girl's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Maris is "of the sea". From the phrase "stella maris" in reference to the Virgin Mary.


Maris has 9 variant forms: Marisa, Marise, Marissa, Marissa, Marisse, Marris, Marys, Maryse and Meris.

For more information, see also the related girl name Damaris.


Maris is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3789 out of 4276, Top 89%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#9531 out of 88799, Top 11%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Maris and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Marissa (#473), Damaris and Marisa. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marissa, Damaris, Marisa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Marissa, Marisa outside U.S.

Similar Names

Maris is also pronounced similarly to Marice and Maurise. Other suggested similar baby names are Caris, Karis, Marci, Marcia, Marcie, Marcy, Mareisa, Marg, Marga, Marge, Margi, Margie, Margo, Margy, Mari, Maria, Marie, Marika, Marike, Mariko, Marin, Marisha, Mariska, Mariske, Marit, Mariza, Marja, Marje, Marji, Marjie, Marjo, Marjy, Markia, Markie, Marlis, Marsia, Maryk, Marysa, Maurisa, Mavis, Morisa and Paris. These names tend to be less commonly used than Maris.