Mariah name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Girl
Origin: Hebrew
Usage: Arabic, English, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: mah-rye-ah
Meaning: Sea of Bitterness, God is My Teacher, Star of the Sea, Form of Mariah and A Bitterly Wanted Child
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What does Mariah mean?

Preeminent and Evergreen unisex name Mariah is largely used in Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Arabic and English. Its origin is in Hebrew, meaning of Mariah is "Sea of Bitterness, God is My Teacher, Star of the Sea, Form of Mariah or A Bitterly Wanted Child".

Mariah is form of customary and ceaseless Mary. Mary is English equivalent of Maria. Also Mary is English cognate of Maria. Mary means Bitter and Rebellion has its origin in Hebrew and Egyptian.

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How do I pronounce Mariah?

You can pronounce the two syllabled name Mariah as mah-rye-ah. Some people pronounce it as m(a)-riah.

Variants of Mariah

Maria, Mariam, Mariamne, Mirjam, Mary, Maaria, Marielle, Mai, Mara, Marea, Adamary, Marigrace, Maarja, Maraike, Angelamaria, Maite, Marriam, Miriam, Mamre, Marianne, Mireio, Mâria, Mariel, Marie, May, Maj, Mahra, Marajade, Tamar, Martin, Adah, Adiel, Agda, Ada

How popular is the name Mariah?

Mariah was a very popular name in United States. Over 108680 babies have been given the given name in 162 years. At its zenith in 1998, 5445 girls were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 62nd position.

However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 162 years but still going strong on charts. Moreover, the name has been to the top 100 baby names 18 times Mariah is a familiar baby name in England and Wales, it has been in use since 1996 and was able to reach the top 500 names.

In 1996, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 402 on girl names chart when 80 babies were given the name Mariah. Over 1129 people have been named Mariah in England and Wales.

Mariah is an uncommon baby name in Ireland where it has been in use since 1994 and achieved its top ranking of 425 in 1998. In France, it has been in use since 1999 but could not make beyond the top 2000.

There are over 200 babies that have been given the name Mariah in France. But Mariah is a popular baby name in Pakistan where every 1 in 4000 have the name as well as in, Indonesia and Malaysia.

At least, 140000 people globally have been given the name as per our findings.

View more ▾View full list ▾[1] Source: Social Security Administration


Mariah in Nordic countries

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Here's what numbers has to say about Mariah

You live too little in your present and too much in your past and future. Travelling is your passion. You deserve the best because you are simply the best. Remember that life is to have fun and don't worry much. You hang around with different people, so you can widen your life perspective and expand your knowledge. You are an exceptional person, a good listener for your friends and family, but shy as a lover.

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Famous people named Mariah

  • Mariah Gale, British-Australian actress of film
  • Mariah Carey, on talk page beforehand
  • Mariah Daisy-Sharp in Daylight as Actress
  • Mariah Dobson in Real Men as Actress
  • Mariah Carradine in Money to Burn as Actress
  • Mariah Bess in Seabiscuit as Actress
  • Mariah Cherry in Older Women and Younger Women 3 as Actress
  • Mariah Mars in Buttman Focused 5 as Actress
  • Mariah Quintana in The Accident as Actress
  • Mariah-Rae Vincent in Hunting Diabla as Actress
  • Mariah Bruna in Busey and the Beach as Actress
  • Mariah Buzolin Oliveira is a Brazilian actress.
  • In 2001, Mariah Salah characterized the role of Ellinor Swahn-Djama in flick Besvärliga människor.
  • Mariah Bonner portrayed the important character of Sarah in 2012 action and horror film Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning.
  • In 2018, Mariah Teixeira played the role of Daughter in comedy film Sol Alegria.


  1. Social Security Administration,
  2. Office for National Statistics,
  3. Central Statistics Office - An Phríomh-Oifig Staidrimh,
  4. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques,
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