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Meaning and Name Origin

Marah \m(a)-rah\ as a name for girls. Marah's name origin is Hebrew, and the meaning of Marah is "bitter". Marah is a form 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 name for kids.


Marah has 3 variants: Mahra, Mari and Marra.

Marah has 3 more alternative forms via Mara: Maralina, Maralinda and Maraline.


Marah is an uncommon given name for women. Marah is an equivalently unique last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Marah and affiliated names. Popular variation forms of Marah (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000 are Mara (#695 in 2014) and Mari. These girl names reached the height of their popularity during the years 1950-1959 and have become significantly less widespread since, with the version Mari becoming less fashionable. Mara (#695) is the most chic name for newborns in this list. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Marah and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Marah is 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 recommended similar baby names are Barah, Carah, Darah, Farah, Karah, Maiah, Mare, Marth, Mayah, Sarah, Tarah and Zarah. These names tend to be more frequently used than Marah.