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pinWhat does Mariah mean?

Mariah /mari-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.


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: Maeriah, Marriah, Meriah. [more]

pinHow 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)

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 1000 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), Marlo, Maryann, Mayra, Muriel, Marla, Maurine, Maura, Maryjo, Marilee, Mariann, Marian, Maren, Mamie, Marianne, Mariel, Marita, Marion, Marin, Mariela and Maritza are the prominent alternative forms of Mariah (#136 in 2014) appearing in the Top 1000. Adoption of these forms of Mariah was widespread among parents 6 decades ago (usage of 0.36%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.205%, 43.1% less), with forms like Maurine becoming somewhat outmoded. Marilyn, Mariam, Mara, Mariah, Mariana and Malia, with Mariah and Mariana enjoying a rebound in usage.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mariah, Malia, Mamie, Mara, Maren in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maria, Mariam, Marian, Mariana, Mariann in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marianna, Marianne, Marie, Mariel, Mariela in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marilee, Marilyn, Marin, Marion, Marita in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maritza, Marla, Marlo, Mary, Maryann in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maryjo, Maura, Maurine, Mayra, Miriam in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Moriah, Muriel in U.S.

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

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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 baby names are Ariah, Barah, Carah, Daliah, Darian, Darrah, Datiah, 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.