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Subject: Re: Maris
Author: raindancing   (Authenticated as raindancing)
Date: February 24, 2008 at 5:52:15 PM
Reply to: Maris by ToveTer
A few other men called Maris
Maris Riekstins - Latvian
www.mfa.gov.lv/en/ministry/minister/
Maris Verpakovskis -Latvian
forum.newstick.com/euro/2004/players_present/479_maris_verpakovskis.html
Maris Sirmais - Latvian
www.music.lv/choirs/Latvia/conductors.htm

There were many others that I don't have time to list, most of them Latvian.


So I think that it is definately male name as well as a female name especially in Latvia but may have a different origin to the female Maris, I will leave that to the real experts though :)


I also found that Maris was the name of an Etruscan God though don't know if there is any connection between this and the modern usage of the name.
Edited to add
It may be a form of or of similar origin to Marius
MARIUS
Gender: Masculine

Usage: Ancient Roman, German, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, French, English, Romanian

Pronounced: MER-ee-us (English) [key]

Roman family name which was derived either from MARS, the name of the Roman god of War, or else from the Latin root mas, maris meaning "male". Gaius Marius was a famous Roman consul of the 2nd century BC.


This message was edited by the author on February 24, 2008 at 5:57:48 PM

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  • Maris - ToveTer  Feb 24 2008, 9:37:12 AM
    • Re: Maris - raindancing  Feb 24 2008, 5:52:15 PM
      • Re: Maris - ToveTer  Feb 25 2008, 6:55:59 AM