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Meaning and name origin

Moriah \m(o)-riah\ as a girl's name is pronounced moh-RYE-ah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Moriah is "the hill country". Also possibly "the Lord is my teacher". Biblical: The land of Moriah mentioned was a mountainous region. It is believed Abraham was directed there by God to sacrifice Isaac. God intervened, a ram was provided and Isaac was saved. Moriah is thus associated with divine providence, and known as "land of the vision". May also be used as a variant of Maria or Mary.

Moriah has 2 variant forms: Moraia and Moraiah.

Moriah is also pronounced similarly to Marah, Mariah, Merah, Mirah, Mora, Morah, Moria, Myrah and Myriah.


Moriah is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3356 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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