Damaris Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Damaris:
Of uncertain derivation, some believe it to mean "heifer." It is borne in the Bible by a woman of Athens who was converted to Christianity by Paul.
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My mother used to refer to me as "Mare", probably because I loved horses.
maris, d, mari, rissy
- Meanings and history of the name Damaris
Damaris means "calf" according to some sources, or "gentle" according to others. It is a Greek name.
The name comes from the New Testament; it is that of an educated woman who was received into the Christian faith by St. Paul. She might have been of high social status because only such women were allowed to assist the Areopagus meetings, in which she is mentioned as taking part.
The name Damaris means means "a little woman" in Greek and Latin
- Famous real-life people named Damaris
Landmark Vineyards owner, Damaris Etheridge. Damaris Johnson, football player for Tulsa Golden Hurricanes. Demaris Meyer, caught with Morgan Freeman in that car crash ;-). Ovid Demaris, crime writer.
Damaris Cudworth, Lady Masham, early feminist and one of the first English women to have her philosophical writings published.
Damaris Lewis, model.
Damaris Evans, designer.
Damaris Phillips, Food Network chef
- Damaris in song, story & screen
"Damaris", song by Patrick Wolf