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

The name Maris is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "of the sea". Maris and is often added to lists like Athletic Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Maris

Mary Alice "Maris" Wrixon, American actress
Maris Soule, American novelist
Cora Mildred Maris Clark, New Zealand hockey player
Anna Maris Arcay Igpit, Miss Philippines World 2006

Pop Culture References for the name Maris

Maris Crane, unseen character on TV's "Frasier"
Maris Pallitax, a character in fantasy series The Edge Chronicles
Lady Maris, character in Marie Rutkoski's The Winner's Trilogy

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