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Gender: F Meaning of Maris: "of the sea" Origin of Maris: Latin

Maris is an unusual and appealing name that has never appeared in the U.S. Top 1000, overshadowed by its twentieth century elaboration, Marisa/Marissa. It derives from the phrase "Stella Maris," star of the sea, one of the many epithets of the Virgin Mary, and became familiar via the unseen (but unliked) character of sitcom Frasier's ex-sister-in-law.

As a surname, Maris is associated with legendary NY Yankee, Roger Maris.

Famous People Named Maris

Roger Maris- NY Yankees player

Pop Culture References for the name Maris

Maris Crane, Niles' ex-wife in US television series "Frasier"
Maris Piper, variety of potato

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