Damaris Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Damaris:
Of uncertain derivation, some believe it to mean "heifer." It is borne in the Bible by a woman of Athens who was converted to Christianity by Paul.
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It's a beautiful name capturing the very essence of beauty, strength, and dignity.
To me, this name seems to fit an artistic, bohemian girl.
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My name is Demaris. My mother changed it from Damaris because her cousin, only nine years older than myself, is named that. It goes way back in our family. Both sides of my family came over on the Mayflower (weird, huh?). One of the passengers, Stephen Hopkins had a daughter named Damaris. Famous because her brother, Oceanus, was born while on the Mayflower. Hopkins, who signed the Mayflower Compact, had two daughters named Damaris, the first one died very young and they named the second one several years later. Almost every generation in my family has used the name. I like it because I've rarely met anyone with the same name. Of course, the pronounciation gets constantly mauled ;-)
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I had an aunt with this name. She was a very nice, intelligent woman.
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My mother used to refer to me as "Mare", probably because I loved horses.
maris, d, mari, rissy
- Meanings and history of the name Damaris: | Edit
Damaris means "calf" according to some sources, or "gentle" according to others. It is a Greek name.
The name comes from the New Testament; it is that of an educated woman who was received into the Christian faith by St. Paul. She might have been of high social status because only such women were allowed to assist the Areopagus meetings, in which she is mentioned as taking part.
The name Damaris means means "a little woman" in Greek and Latin
- Famous real-life people named Damaris: | Edit
Landmark Vineyards owner, Damaris Etheridge. Damaris Johnson, football player for Tulsa Golden Hurricanes. Demaris Meyer, caught with Morgan Freeman in that car crash ;-). Ovid Demaris, crime writer.
Damaris Cudworth, Lady Masham, early feminist and one of the first English women to have her philosophical writings published.
Damaris Lewis, model.
Damaris Evans, designer.
Damaris Phillips, Food Network chef
- Damaris in song, story & screen: | Edit
"Damaris", song by Patrick Wolf