"of the sea"

Maris Origin and Meaning

The name Maris is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "of the sea".

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.

# 990 on Nameberry

Maris Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Maris Popularity

Famous People Named Maris

  • Mary Alice "Maris" WrixonAmerican actress
  • Maris SouleAmerican novelist
  • Cora Mildred Maris ClarkNew Zealand hockey player
  • Anna Maris Arcay IgpitMiss Philippines World 2006

Maris in Pop Culture

  • Maris Craneunseen character on TV's "Frasier"
  • Maris Pallitaxa character in fantasy series The Edge Chronicles
  • Lady Marischaracter in Marie Rutkoski's The Winner's Trilogy