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102k
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Mariah

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: American
  • Meaning: Bitter, or From the Sea
  • #621 All Time
Girls
Boys
More Popular Potential Spellings
4.1m Mary
539k Maria
537k Marie
141k Mario

How popular is the name "Mariah" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 22 22 0
1881 13 13 0
1882 22 22 0
1883 15 15 0
1884 21 21 0
1885 26 26 0
1886 24 24 0
1887 30 30 0
1888 19 19 0
1889 30 30 0
1890 31 31 0
1891 21 21 0
1892 23 23 0
1893 28 28 0
1894 32 32 0
1895 29 29 0
1896 23 23 0
1897 26 26 0
1898 26 26 0
1899 17 17 0
1900 29 29 0
1901 14 14 0
1902 23 23 0
1903 22 22 0
1904 24 24 0
1905 25 25 0
1906 24 24 0
1907 17 17 0
1908 20 20 0
1909 15 15 0
1910 25 25 0
1911 25 25 0
1912 25 25 0
1913 33 33 0
1914 31 31 0
1915 23 23 0
1916 33 33 0
1917 30 30 0
1918 43 43 0
1919 40 40 0
1920 38 38 0
1921 32 32 0
1922 29 29 0
1923 32 32 0
1924 29 29 0
1925 23 23 0
1926 25 25 0
1927 22 22 0
1928 25 25 0
1929 20 20 0
1930 22 22 0
1931 16 16 0
1932 23 23 0
1933 10 10 0
1934 29 29 0
1935 21 21 0
1936 14 14 0
1937 18 18 0
1938 18 18 0
1939 16 16 0
1940 12 12 0
1941 18 18 0
1942 11 11 0
1943 20 20 0
1944 11 11 0
1945 8 8 0
1946 18 18 0
1947 11 11 0
1948 17 17 0
1949 11 11 0
1950 16 16 0
1951 14 14 0
1952 18 18 0
1953 11 11 0
1954 16 16 0
1955 8 8 0
1956 6 6 0
1957 8 8 0
1958 5 5 0
1959 13 13 0
1960 11 11 0
1961 6 6 0
1962 5 5 0
1963 13 13 0
1964 19 19 0
1965 19 19 0
1966 14 14 0
1967 14 14 0
1968 28 28 0
1969 27 27 0
1970 43 43 0
1971 60 60 0
1972 61 61 0
1973 135 135 0
1974 118 118 0
1975 156 156 0
1976 195 190 5
1977 304 299 5
1978 288 288 0
1979 312 307 5
1980 392 386 6
1981 321 321 0
1982 361 361 0
1983 336 336 0
1984 316 311 5
1985 342 342 0
1986 272 272 0
1987 437 437 0
1988 423 423 0
1989 399 399 0
1990 1,102 1,102 0
1991 5,199 5,190 9 #69 girl name
1992 4,726 4,711 15 #74 girl name
1993 4,098 4,090 8 #81 girl name
1994 4,764 4,751 13 #75 girl name
1995 4,788 4,774 14 #71 girl name
1996 5,453 5,445 8 #63 girl name
1997 4,802 4,802 0 #67 girl name
1998 5,092 5,085 7 #62 girl name
1999 4,650 4,643 7 #68 girl name
2000 4,112 4,103 9 #75 girl name
2001 3,588 3,582 6 #85 girl name
2002 2,677 2,670 7
2003 3,079 3,073 6
2004 2,985 2,974 11
2005 3,846 3,839 7 #85 girl name
2006 4,068 4,068 0 #82 girl name
2007 3,701 3,701 0 #92 girl name
2008 4,040 4,030 10 #77 girl name
2009 3,590 3,590 0 #88 girl name
2010 3,103 3,097 6 #97 girl name
2011 2,983 2,977 6 #98 girl name
2012 2,873 2,873 0
2013 2,742 2,742 0
2014 2,390 2,383 7

Want to know about the populiarty of Mariah? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 101,591 babies born with the name Mariah in the United States. That's more than enough Mariahs to occupy the territory of Aruba (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 101,484 (as of September 29, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 22 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Mariah" was in 1996 with a total of 5,445 babies. (That's a lot of baby Mariahs)

According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Mariah" ranks #54 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Iowa. Imagine that, 73 babies in Iowa have the same name as you in 1992. Across the entire United States a total of 4,726 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Mariah popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Mariah" mean? The list below shows the origins of Mariah as well as things modernly associated with the name Mariah such as celebrities named Mariah.

American

Origin and Meaning of Mariah

The name "Mariah" is of American origin, and it means "Bitter, or From the Sea". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey is a singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer specializing in R&B, pop, hip hop, and soul music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1988 to present. Mariah was born in 1970 in Huntington, New York, U.S.

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Alternative Meanings

M is for melody, the song of life.

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

R is for rapport, friends seek you.

I is for intense, your zest of living.

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

H is for happy, your wonderful laugh.

Your name in reverse order is "Hairam". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Mhraia". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Mariah born May 8, 1947

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Borneo approximately on 1550. Your profession was farmer, weaver, and tailor.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

Name poster for Mariah

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