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What does Mariah mean?

Mariah /ma-ri-ah/ 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.

Associated with: star, sea.

Variations

Mariah has 59 alternative forms via Maria, Mary: Mair, Maire, Malia, Mamie, Manya, Mara, Mare, Maree, Maren, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Mariana, Mariann, Marianna, Marianne, Marice, Maridel, Marie, Mariel, Mariela, Marika, Marilee, Marilin, Marilla, Marilyn, Marin, Marion, Mariska, Marita, Maritsa, Maritza, Marja, Marjan, Marje, Marla, Marlo, Marya, Maryann, Maryjo, Marylu, Marysa, Maryse, Marysia, Masha, Maura, Maurine, Maurise, Maurita, Mavra, Mayra, Mayria, Meriel, Miriam, Morag, Moraiah, Moriah, Murial and Muriel.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Maeriah, Matriah, ..

(male) Marima, Mariman, ..

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. Demographics)

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Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariah name in U.S.

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

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), Marilyn (#405), Mariam (#568), Marie (#579), Mara (#695), Marianna (#868), Moriah (#977), Maren (#1153), Maritza (#1203), Marian (#1264), Mariela (#1358), Marin (#1402), Maura (#1410), Mayra (#1411), Marion (#1539), Maryann (#1574), Marianne (#1883), Muriel, Marlo, Maurine, Maryjo, Marilee, Mariann, Maree, Mamie, Mariel, Marika, Marita, Mariska, Marilla and Marla are the prominent alternative forms of Mariah (#136 in 2014) appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Mariah was widespread among parents a century ago (usage of 9.76%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.87%, 91.1% less), with forms like Marie becoming somewhat outmoded. Mariam, Mara and Marianna are three of the more chic names for newborns in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariah, Malia, Mamie, Mara, Maree in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maren, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Mariana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariann, Marianna, Marianne, Marie, Mariel in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariela, Marika, Marilee, Marilla, Marilyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marin, Marion, Mariska, Marita, Maritza in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marla, Marlo, Mary, Maryann, Maryjo in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maura, Maurine, Mayra, Miriam, Moriah, Muriel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mariah, Maria, Mariam, Mary outside U.S.

Similar Names

NAMES LIKE MARIAH

Mariah is alike in pronunciation to Mahra, Maira, Mairi, Marah, Maraya, Mari, Marra, Maurie, Meara, Meerah, Mera, Merah, Mira, Mirah, Miri, Mirra, Mora, Morah, Moraia, Moria, Myra, Myrah and Myriah. Other suggested similar names are Ariah, Barah, Carah, Daliah, Darian, Darrah, Datiah (see Datya), Haniah, Karah, Karlah, Karrah, Maia, Maiah, Maiyah, Majidah, Maleah, Marcia, Marfa, Marga, Mariane, Marien, Marike, Mariko, Marine, Maris, Marisa, Marise, Marisha, Marit, Mariza, Markia, Marleah, Marna, Marnia, Marth, Martia, Marva, Maryam, Maryan, Mayah, Parish, Raziah, Sarah, Saria, Sarrah, Taliah, Tarah, Tarrah, Zakiah, Zarah, Zaria and Zariah. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mariah.


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