Mariah Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Mariah:
Variant of the Hebrew Moriya (teacher). The name is borrowed from that of a hill from which Abraham prepared to offer Isaac up as a sacrifice. It is a holy place now covered by the Muslim Kubbet es-Sakrah (the Dome of the Rock).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Riah or Ri (Pronounced with a long I). Mya
- Meanings and history of the name Mariah
Of Hebrew origin; considered to mean "The LORD is My Teacher"
Others attribute to Latin "Star of the Sea"
Meaning the "like the wind"
- Famous real-life people named Mariah
Mariah Carey, singer
- Mariah in song, story & screen
"They Call the wind Mariah", folk song