What 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]
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)
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)
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.
Thinking of names?
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.