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What does Moria mean?

Moria \m(o)-ria\ as a girls' name is of Irish and Gaelic derivation, and Moria means "star of the sea". Moria is a form of Maureen (Irish, Gaelic): English form of Mairin.


Moria has 4 variants: Maura, Maurie, Moira and Mora.

Moria has 15 more different forms via Maureen: Maurene, Mauresa, Maurianne, Maurine, Maurisa, Maurise, Maurissa, Maurita, Maurizia, Mavra, Mo, Moreen, Morena, Morene and Morine.


Moria is a rare given name for women but a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#127948 out of 150436, Top 85%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Moria and related names. Prominent varying forms of Moria (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000 are Moira, Maurine, Maureen and Maura. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.353%) and have become significantly less widespread since, with the versions Maura, Maureen and Maurine becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maura, Maureen, Maurine, Moira in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Moria and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Moria is alike in pronunciation to Mara, Mari, Maria, Mariah, Marie, Marra, Marya, Mayria, Mera, Mira, Miri, Mirra, Morah, Moraia, Moraiah, Moriah, Moyra, Myra and Myriah. Other recommended similar baby names are Doria, Loria, Moia, Morisa, Morna and Toria. These names tend to be more frequently used than Moria.