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The first name 

Maris is a first name for girls, occasionally also given to boys.

When two girls called Maris meet...

… it’s a special occasion. That’s because the name Maris is quite rare in the US. While it’s still a name in use, lately, only approximately 3 out of 100,000 girls have been named Maris. In the SmartGenius ranking, Maris is #2,777 on the list of most common girls names. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Maris.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

Maris -
an underrated contemporary

While Maris is not one of the most popular names of all time, it seems to have attracted parents especially more than 50 years ago in the last century. In 1939, the name Maris reached its highest popularity with #1,075 in our ranking of all female first names. As it is so exquisite, mothers and fathers did not always come up with the idea of naming their daughter Maris. Perhaps it was because the name was only occasionally in keeping with the spirit of the times - and girls in those decades were given the unusual and beautiful name of Maris.

In years where the graph has no value, the name Maris was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.

Maris in 2022 – marvelously unusual

In 2022, 55 babies were born with the name Maris. This puts the name in rank 2,658 in the SmartGenius statistics - or in other words, one in 3,025,141 newborns was named Maris that year. Ever since first names have been registered, Maris has been and remains marvelously unusual!

Maris -
quite rare in all states

The odds of living in the same statae as someone named Maris are about the same as meeting someone with blue eyes in the entire country – both odds are about 25 to 30 %. More precisely, the first name Maris is registered in 12 states, among which are California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana or Michigan. In proportion to the female population, most women and girls with the first name Maris live in New York, and even there the name is rather special – only one in 93,229 would turn around if you called the name Maris across New York.

Maris has 5 letters 
and begins with an M

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter M is a quite popular first letter for girls' names. That’s because 8.5% of all common girls’ names in the US begin with this letter. Only the first letters A and S are more common for girls' names.

With five letters, the name Maris is comparatively short. In fact, 17.0% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly five letters. Only 7% of all first names are even shorter, while 75% have more than five letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

Therefore: As 8.5% of all girls' names start with an M, this initial letter occurs nearly 2.5-times as often as all 26 letters on average – and the most common one of all the girls’ names starting with M is Mary.

Other names with 
M, a, r, i and s

If you take all the letters in the name Maris – M, a, r, i and s – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Ismar or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Maris

If your name is Maris and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Maris

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Maris, you can simply say:






This is how the name Maris is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Maris in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Maris

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Maris is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Maris

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Maris sounds like this: