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Meaning and name origin

Marah \m(a)-rah\ as a girl's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Marah is "bitter". Marah is a variant of Mara (Hebrew); biblical: Naomi claimed the name Mara as an expression of grief after the deaths of her husband Elimelech and sons Mahlon and Chilion. Not extensively used as a given name for girls.


Marah has 3 variant forms: Mahra, Mari, Marra.


Marah is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Marah and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Mara (#695) and Mari. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mara, Mari in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mara outside U.S.

Similar Names

Marah is also pronounced similarly to Maira, Maraya, Maree, Maria, Mariah, Marie, Mary, Marya, Maura, Mayra, Meara, Meerah, Mera, Merah, Mira, Mirah, Mora, Morah, Moriah, Myra, Myrah and Myriah. Other suggested similar baby names are Barah, Carah, Darah, Farah, Karah, Maiah, Mare, Marth, Mayah, Sarah, Tarah and Zarah. These names tend to be more commonly used than Marah.