What does Maris mean?
Maris [maris] 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.
(female) Magis, Mais, ..
(male) Marmo, Marre, .. Middle name pairings:
Maris Jaelyn (M.J.), ..
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)
Maris was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its highest rank of #1723 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Maris are Adamaris, Damaris (#1428 the previous year), Marisa (#1905) and Marissa (#540). These forms of Maris reached the top of their popularity 20 years ago (usage of 0.5%) and are now significantly less conventional, with versions such as Marisa becoming less stylish.
Maris is pronounced similarly to Marice and Maurise. Other recommended 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.See names in meaning and etymology.