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What does Meris mean?

Meris [mer-is] 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).

Associated with: sea.


Meris has 5 variants: Marise, Marisse, Marris, Marys and Maryse.

Meris has 6 more different relations via Maris, Marissa: Marisa, Marisha, Mariza, Merissa, Meryssa and Morissa.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Meria, Merissha, ..

(male) Merme, Mermin, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Maris, Marisa (#1352 a year ago), Marisha, Marissa (#473) and Merissa are the popular varying forms of Meris (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Marisse, are uncommon. These relations of Meris were at the peak of their popularity in 1995 (average #1049) and are now significantly less common (#1565, down 92%), with versions like Marisa becoming less trendy. Shown below is an analysis of the statistics of the girl name Meris and affiliated names. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maris, Marisa, Marisha, Marissa, Merissa in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Meris is alike in pronunciation to Marice and Maurise. Other recommended names are Caris, Chris, Cris, Delis, Doris, Edris, Eedris, Eris, Felis, Idris, Iris, Karis, Khris, Kris, Lenis, Lexis, Loris, Lyris, Mari, Maria, Marie, Marin, Marit, Marlis, Mavis, Media, Medie, Mei, Melia, Melisa, Melise, Mera, Merah, Meral, Merci, Mercia, Mercie, Mercy, Merel, Merial, Meriam, Meriel, Merill, Meriol, Merl, Merla, Merle, Merna, Merri, Merrie, Merril, Merry, Mertis, Meryl, Miri, Moria, Morisa, Myrtis, Neris, Paris, Perris, Persis, Pris, Temis, Tris, Vedis and Vernis. These names tend to be more frequently used than Meris.