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Gender: Female Meaning of Mariah: "the Lord is my teacher" Origin of Mariah: Latin variation of Mary; also related to the Hebrew Moriah Mariah's Popularity in 2017: #193

The name Mariah is a girl's name of Hebrew, Latin origin meaning "the Lord is my teacher". Mariah is ranked #193 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Vintage Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

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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Famous People Named Mariah

Mariah Carey, American pop singer
Mariah Waterfall O'Brien, American actress
Mariah Gale, British-Australian actress
Mariah Cheyenne Bell, American figure skater
Mariah Buzolin, Brazilian actress
Mariah da Penha, Brazilian actress
Mariah Fredericks, American novelist
Mariah Stewart, American romance novelist
Mariah Matilda Kennedy-Cuomo (b. 1995), daughter of politician Andrew Cuomo and Kerry Kennedy; granddaughter of politician Robert F. Kennedy; twin of sister Cara Ethel
Mariah Brown (b. 1996), daughter of Kody & Meri Brown of TV's "Sister Wives"
Mariah Smith (b. 1998), daughter of rapper Busta Rhyme
Mariah Leilani Roy (b. 2009), daughter of basketball player Brandon Roy
Mariah Musselman (b. 2010), daughter of sportscaster Danyelle Sargent and coach Eric Musselman
Mariah Brantley (b. 2013), daughter of baseball player Michael Brantley
Mariah Jenkins (b. 2003), American model and instagrammer @MariahThaSaint

Pop Culture References for the name Mariah

Mariah Copeland, character on American soap "The Young and the Restless"
Mariah Wong, character in anime/manga "Beyblade"
Mariah, character on TV series 'Raised by Wolves'
Mariah, character in manga JoJo's Bizarre Adventure


cricketbell Says:


in portuguese it's pronounced "mah-ree-ah"

ANewNameForMe Says:


My name and hate it :,c too common for me

DaisyMaisie Says:


like it! and especially as a middle.

mariah Says:


Im a Mariah!!! lol