Meaning and name origin
Mariah \m(a)-riah\ as a girl's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Mariah is "star of the sea". Mariah is a variant of Maria (Latin): variant for Mary used in English-speaking countries in the 18th century, and popular with both Spanish and non-Spanish cultures.
Mariah is a very popular first name for females (#1325 out of 4276, Top 31%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Mariah for girls. Mariah reached its highest rank of #62 in the U.S. in 1998. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Mariah and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Maria (#115), Mariah (#136), Marie (#579), Moriah (#977) and Mayra. (2014 statistics).
Mariah▲ is also pronounced similarly to Mara, Marah, Mari▼, Marra, Merah, Mirah, Morah, Moria, Myrah and Myriah. Other suggested similar baby names are Maiah, Marial, Mariam▲, Marian▼, Sariah and Zariah▲. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mariah.