First recorded in 1736. From Latin Mauricius (“Maurice”). Can also be interpreted as a masculine form of Māra, a variant of Marija (“Mary”).
- A male given name.
- Klāvs Siliņš: Latviesu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, ↑ISBN
-  Population Register of Latvia: Māris was the only given name of 13 687 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.