Maris: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Maris

Maris

Pronunciation: MAR-is (key)

Origin of the name Maris:

Modern elaboration of Maria, formed by adding the suffix -isa, -issa, as in such names as Louisa (light) and Clarissa (famous, bright).

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This was the name we chose for our daughter. It's not at all common, but no one has a hard time understanding it or spelling it.

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Nicknames for Maris: | Edit

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Meanings and history of the name Maris: | Edit

Maris is NOT an invented name. Maris means "sea" in Latin, and is the name of a saint. Look up Maris in Wikipedia.

Maris is also part of the appelation Stella Maris which refers to the Virgin Mary as Star of the Sea.

Famous real-life people named Maris: | Edit

Maris Wrixon, actress.
Maris Soule, author.
There are also some men with this name:
Maris Calkers, magazine editor.
St. Maris also known as St. Marius.
Maris Valainis, actor.
Roger Maris, baseball legend, NY Yankees.

Maris in song, story & screen: | Edit

Maris is Niles' unseen wife in the TV series "Frasier".
Maris is the star of Maris the Chojo, also known as Supergal, a Japanese comic.

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