The name Maris is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "of the sea". Maris and is often added to lists like Baby Names Inspired by Athletes and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".
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.