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pinWhat 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.


pinVariations

Moriah has 2 variants: Moraia and Moraiah.

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.

Kreatif forms: Meriah, Moriahha. [more]

pinHow 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. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Moriah for girls. Moriah entered the list in 1990 and reached its peak rank of #478 in the U.S. in the year 1992, and is currently at #977. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Moriah name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Moriah outside U.S.

Malia (#345 2 years ago), Mara (#695), Maria (#115), Mariah (#136), Mariam (#568), Marian, Mariana (#331), Mariann, Marie (#579), Mariel, Marin, Marion, Marita, Marla, Mary (#120), Miriam (#305), Moira and Muriel are the popular related forms of Moriah (#977 2 years ago). These forms of Moriah were at the top of their popularity during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.3627%) and are almost as common today (usage 0.3068%, 15.4%). Mary has been the most recognizable form, though Maria is now the most fashionable, and Marie has lost favor. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Moriah and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Moriah, Malia, Mara, Maria, Mariah in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mariam, Marian, Mariana, Mariann, Marie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mariel, Marin, Marion, Marita, Marla in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mary, Miriam, Moira, Muriel in U.S.

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


pinSimilar Names

Moriah is pronounced similarly to Marah, Merah, Mirah, Mora, Morah, Moria, Myrah and Myriah. These names tend to be less commonly used than Moriah.

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