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What does Mariah mean?

Mariah \m(a)-riah\ as a girls' name. The meaning of Mariah is "star of the sea". Mariah is a form of Maria (Latin). A very common name for baby girls.


Mariah has 7 variants: Maree, Marie, Marya, Mayra, Mayria, Moraiah and Moriah.

Mariah has 9 more alternative forms via Maria: Marialena, Marialinda, Marialisa, Marieanne, Marielena, Marietta, Mariette, Marika and Marja.


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)

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), Marie (#579), Moriah (#977), Mayra and Marietta are the prominent alternative forms of Mariah (#136 in 2014) appearing in the Top 1000. Usage of this girl name was at its highest in 1992 and is now significantly less, with the forms Moriah, Mayra, Marie and Marietta becoming less stylish. Mariah (#136) is the most chic name for newborns in this list, with this name enjoying a rebound in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maria, Mariah, Marie, Marietta, Mayra, Moriah in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Mariah is alike in pronunciation 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.