What does Maris mean?
Maris /mar-is/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' 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.
How popular is Maris?
Maris is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#3789 out of 4276, Top 89%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#14671 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Maris and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Maris (outside Top 1000) are Adamaris, Damaris, Marisa and Marissa (#473 the previous year). These girl names reached the top of their popularity in the year 1998 (usage of 0.5043%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.1318%, ▼73.9%), with the versions Damaris and Marisa becoming less stylish. Marissa (#473) is the most chic name for newborns in this compilation. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Maris is pronounced similarly to Marice and Maurise. Other recommended 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.