What does Meris mean?
Meris /mer-is/ [2 sylls.] as a name for girls. Meris' root is Latin, and the meaning of Meris is "of the sea". Meris is a variant form of Maris (Latin) with the prefix Me-. Meris is also a variant of Marissa (Latin).
How popular is Meris?
Meris is a rare given name for females but a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#111119 out of 150436, Top 74%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Marisa, Marissa (#473 a year ago) and Maritza are the popular varying forms of Meris (outside Top 1000) rated in the Top 1000. Forms like Merissa are uncommon. These girl names were at the peak of their popularity in 1994 (usage of 0.7847%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.1757%, down 77.6%), with the versions Marisa and Maritza becoming less trendy. Marissa (#473) is the most chic name for newborns among these. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Meris and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)