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

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.

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loiswrenmatthews Says:


Maris is a name I have learned of only recently, yet it is already slipping onto my list of favourite baby girl names.

Maris McGuinness Says:


Hi from a Maris!

Maris McGuinness Says:


Hi fellow Maris!

WiseBird39 Says:


I totally agree, especially when it's pronounced as Mare-is. I think that it's one of those names that just has a sweet, classic feeling to it.

KC Says:


I can't get over how much I love this name. I'm not into super uncommon names usually, but I think this name sounds like it could be classic.

SimoneKadele Says:


This is from the Latin "Stella Maris," which means "star of the sea." It is a name for the Virgin Mary.

Maris Says:


Option # 1. It rhymes with Paris.

rbj84 Says:


Beautiful name, but all I can think of is Maris Crane!

LadyVanRaven Says:


Interesting. Love the meaning. Only thing is I cannot figure out how to pronounce it it like Mare-is (the first syllable being pronounced like Mary) or Mar-is (first syllable like Mars)?