What does Mariah mean?
Mariah /mari-ah/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced ma-RYE-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Mariah is "star of the sea". Variant of Maria, from Mary. This version has greatly increased in popularity, due to singer Mariah Carey.
Mariah▲ has 23 alternative forms via Maria, Mary: Malia▲, Mara▲, Maria, Mariam▲, Marian▼, Mariana▲, Mariann▼, Marice, Marie▼, Mariel▼, Marika, Marin, Marion▼, Marita, Marja, Marjan, Marla▼, Marya, Mayria, Miriam, Moraiah, Moriah▼ and Murial.Kreatif forms: Maeriah, Marriah, Meriah. [more]
How popular is Mariah?
Mariah is a very prominent first name for women (#1325 out of 4276, Top 31%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Mariah for girls. Mariah reached its top position of #62 in the U.S. in the year 1998, and is currently at #136. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Mariah and related names. Maria (#115 in 2014), Mary (#120), Miriam (#305), Mariana (#331), Malia (#345), Mariam (#568), Marie (#579), Mara (#695), Moriah (#977), Marian, Marla, Marita, Mariel, Marin, Marion and Mariann are the prominent alternative forms of Mariah (#136 in 2014) appearing in the Top 1000. Usage of these girl names was at its highest in 2000 (usage of 0.3916%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.3429%, 12.4% less), with forms like Moriah, Marie, Mariann, Marion and Marla becoming somewhat outmoded. The more fashionable baby names in this compilation are Mariam (#568), Mara (#695), Mariah (#136), Mariana (#331) and Malia (#345), with Mariah and Mariana enjoying a rebound in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Mariah▲ is alike in pronunciation to Marah, Mari▼, Marra, Merah, Mirah, Morah, Moria, Myrah and Myriah. Other suggested similar baby names are Maiah, Marial, Sariah and Zariah▲. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mariah.