Origin of the name MARIS.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name MARIS.
Also written Mariś.
1) Etruscan. In mythology, Mariś is the name of an infant
(An Archaic Dictionary, Cooper, 1876).
2) Arthurian. The surname of Ector
(de Maris), the brother of Sir Lancelot, from Latin maris, meaning "sea."
Maris Cakars (d. 1992), an American remembered for
having served as editor of WIN Magazine, a nonviolent anti-Vietnam War
... But to sir Ector de Maris
befell an other vision, the contrary. For it seemed him that his
brother sir Launcelot and hee alighted out of one chaire and lept upon
two horses; and the one said unto the other, "Go wee to seeke that
we shall not find?" And him thought that a man beate sir
Launcelot, and dispoiled him,and clothed him in an other array, the
which was all full of knots, and set him upon an asse. And so hee
road till hee came to the fairest well that ever hee saw. And then
sir Launcelot alighted, and would have drinken of that well; and when he
stooped to drinke of that water, the water sanke from him;... (La
mort d'Arthure, Malory, v.3, 1866)