Damaris is the name of a woman mentioned in the New Testament who was converted to Christianity by Saint Paul. The name is of uncertain origin though it’s been linked to Ancient Greek damalis meaning “heifer,” and essentially “girl”; it may have been influenced from Ancient Greek damar meaning “wife” via damazo (to tame, subdue) ultimately derived from a PIE root word.
Origin: uncertain, possibly Proto-Indo-European
Meaning: uncertain, possibly heifer and, essentially, girl; possibly wife
Usage: English, Spanish