What does Moriah mean?
Moriah [mo-ri-ah] as a girls' 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 28 more different relations via Maria, Mary: Malia, Mara▲, Maria▼, Mariah, Mariam▲, Marian▼, Mariana, Mariann, Marice, Marie▼, Mariel, Marika, Marin, Marion▼, Marita, Marja, Marjan, Marla▼, Marya, Mayria, Meriel, Miriam, Moira, Moire, Morag, Moya, Murial and Muriel▼.Creative forms:
(female) Mory, Muriah, ..
(male) Morial, Moro, .. Middle name pairings:
Moriah Jolie (M.J.), ..
How popular is Moriah?
Moriah is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3356 out of 4276, Top 78%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Moriah for girls. Moriah entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #478 in the U.S. in the year 1992, and is currently at #976. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Malia (#313 from current records), Mara (#739), Maria (#109), Mariah (#155), Mariam (#563), Marian (#1104), Mariana (#296), Mariann, Marie (#564), Mariel (#1839), Marika, Marin (#1471), Marion (#1527), Marita, Marla, Mary (#124), Miriam (#294), Moira (#1645) and Muriel are the popular related forms of Moriah (#976 from current records). These forms of Moriah were at the top of their popularity 125 years ago (usage of 9.5%) and are now significantly less common (usage 0.8%, ▼92%), with versions like Marian becoming less fashionable. Mara and Mariam are two of the more chic baby names here.
Moriah is pronounced similarly to Marah, Mari▼, Marra, Meerah, Mera, Merah, Mira▲, Mirah, Miri, Mirra, Mora, Morah, Moria, Moyra, Myra▼, Myrah and Myriah. Other suggested similar names are Adriah, Ariah▲, Dorah, Doria, Dorian, Jorah, Kiriah, Lorah, Loria, Lorian, Maiah, Marial, Merial, Meriam, Miah▲, Mirian, Moia, Monah, Morgan▼, Morine, Morisa, Morna, Myriam, Norah▲, Sariah, Sofiah, Toria, Zariah▲, Zorah and Zorrah. These names tend to be less commonly used than Moriah.See names in meaning and etymology.