The name Mariah is a girl's name of Hebrew, Latin origin meaning "the Lord is my teacher". Mariah is ranked #217 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Vintage Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Elimination CAF".
From the experts:
Thanks to Mariah Carey, everyone now knows this name -- and is aware that Mariah's pronounced with a long i--just as Maria was in the Jane Austen era. And though Mariah now sounds modern, it was heard as far back as 1550 in Great Britain.
The song 'They Call the Wind Maria' (pronounced Mariah) was introduced in the 1951 Broadway musical Paint Your Wagon and was the inspiration for Mariah Carey's name.
Though Mariah reached a peak in the mid-1990s, it is still a popular choice.
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