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 is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3356 out of 4276, Top 78%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Moriah for girls. Moriah reached its highest rank of #478 in the U.S. in 1992. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Moriah and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Maria (#115), Mary (#120) and Moriah (#977). (2014 statistics).