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What does Meris mean?

Meris Pronunciation of Meris [meris] as a name for girls has its root in Latin, and the meaning of Meris is "of the sea". Meris is a variant form of Maris (Latin). Meris is also a variant of Marissa (Latin).

Associated with: sea.


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

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

Creative forms:
(female) Merisa, Merisi, ..

(male) Merme, Mermin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Meris Aniya (M.A.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Maris, Marisa (#1905 a year ago), Marisha, Marissa (#540) 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 (#1689, down 94%), with versions like Marisa becoming less trendy. (2015 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.

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