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What does Mariah mean?

Mariah Pronunciation of Mariah as a girls' name is pronounced ma-RYE-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Mariah is "star of the sea". Variant of Maria, from Mary. This version has greatly increased in popularity, due to singer Mariah Carey.




ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA MARIA, MARY Mair, Maire, Malia, Mamie, Manya, Mara, Mare, Maree, Maren, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Mariana, Mariann, Marianna, Marianne, Marice, Maridel, Marie, Mariel, Mariela, Marika, Marilee, Marilin, Marilla, Marilyn, Marin, Marion, Mariska, Marita, Maritsa, Maritza, Marja, Marjan, Marje, Marla, Marlo, Marya, Maryann, Maryjo, Marylu, Marysa, Maryse, Marysia, Masha, Maura, Maurine, Maurise, Maurita, Mavra, Mayra, Mayria, Meriel, Miriam, Morag, Moraiah, Moriah, Murial, Muriel



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How popular is Mariah?

Mariah is a very prominent first name for women (#1325 out of 4276, Top 31%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Mariah reached its top position of #62 in the U.S. in the year 1998, and is currently at #217. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariah name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Maria (#116 IN 2018), Mary (#126), Malia (#254), Mariana (#286), Miriam (#303), Mariam (#548), Marie (#576), Maren (#607), Marilyn (#610), Mara (#681), Marianna (#834), Moriah (#1189), Marian (#1210), Marin (#1382), Mayra (#1501), Mariela (#1547), Maura (#1576), Marion (#1605), Maritza (#1682), Maryann (#1934), Marlo (#1980), Maryjo, Maurine, Marilla, Marla, Marita, Mariska, Mamie, Marilee, Marika, Mariel, Marianne, Mariann, Maree and Muriel are the prominent alternative forms of Mariah (#217) appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Mariah was widespread among parents a century ago (USAGE OF 8.58%) and is now significantly less (USAGE 0.84%, 90.3% LESS), with forms like Muriel becoming somewhat outmoded. The more fashionable baby names in this compilation are Malia, Maren, Mariam, Mara and Marianna.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariah, Malia, Mamie, Mara, Maree in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maren, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Mariana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariann, Marianna, Marianne, Marie, Mariel in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariela, Marika, Marilee, Marilla, Marilyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marin, Marion, Mariska, Marita, Maritza in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marla, Marlo, Mary, Maryann, Maryjo in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maura, Maurine, Mayra, Miriam, Moriah, Muriel in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Mariah is alike in pronunciation to Mahra, Maira, Mairi, Marah, Maraya, Mari, Marra, Maurie, Meara, Meerah, Mera, Merah, Mira, Mirah, Miri, Mirra, Mora, Morah, Moraia, Moria, Myra, Myrah and Myriah. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Ariah, Barah, Carah, Daliah, Darian, Darrah, Datiah (see Datya), Haniah, Karah, Karlah, Karrah, Maia, Maiah, Maiyah, Majidah, Maleah, Marcia, Marfa, Marga, Mariane, Marien, Marike, Mariko, Marine, Maris, Marisa, Marise, Marisha, Marit, Mariza, Markia, Marleah, Marna, Marnia, Marth, Martia, Marva, Maryam, Maryan, Mayah, Parish, Raziah, Sarah, Saria, Sarrah, Taliah, Tarah, Tarrah, Zakiah, Zarah, Zaria and Zariah. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mariah.

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