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Mariah

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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 17 17 0
1953 12 12 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 289 289 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 1,103 1,103 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 4,803 4,803 0 #67 girl name
1998 5,092 5,085 7 #62 girl name
1999 4,652 4,645 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 2,986 2,975 11
2005 3,847 3,840 7 #85 girl name
2006 4,068 4,068 0 #82 girl name
2007 3,702 3,702 0 #92 girl name
2008 4,041 4,031 10 #77 girl name
2009 3,592 3,592 0 #88 girl name
2010 3,107 3,101 6 #97 girl name
2011 2,985 2,979 6 #98 girl name
2012 2,878 2,878 0
2013 2,744 2,744 0
2014 2,395 2,388 7
2015 2,087 2,087 0

Fun Facts about the name Mariah

  • How many people with the first name Mariah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 103,707 babies born with the first name Mariah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Mariah to occupy the country of Tonga with an estimated population of 103,036 (as of November 30, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mariah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 22 new born babies.
  • When was Mariah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mariah is Monday, October 17th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Mariah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mariah was in 1996 with a total of 5,445 babies. That's a lot of babies named Mariah!
  • Random Mariah Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Mariah ranks 11th in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, 78 babies in New Mexico have the same name as you in 2005.
  • Weird things about the name Mariah: Your name in reverse order is Hairam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Raaimh. How do you pronounce that?

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Popularity of Mariah as a first name

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Common last names for Mariah

  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Jackson
  • Davis
  • Brown
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  • Taylor
  • Moore
  • Thomas
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  • Watson
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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.

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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.

Wiktionary
  1. A female given name, an English variant of Maria used since the nineteenth century.

Notable Persons With the Name Mariah

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey is a singer, songwriter, actress, record producer, and philanthropist. She holds the title Vision of Love". Her ongoing career started in 1988. Mariah was born on March 27th, 1969 in Huntington, New York, US.

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Mariah Dillard

Mariah Dillard is an influential person.

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Mariah O'Brien

Mariah O'Brien is an actress and model. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1992 to 1992. Mariah was given the name Mariah Waterfall O'Brien in 1971 in United States.

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Mariah Bell

Mariah Bell is a famed human. Mariah was born on April 18th, 1996.

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Mariah Copeland

Mariah Copeland is a famous somebody.

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Mariah Gale

Mariah Gale is a notable individual. Mariah was born in 1979.

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  • Mariah Bullock
    (soccer player)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Mariah

Rio Mariah

Rio Mariah is a noteworthy human. Rio was born on March 3rd, 1980 in Rio de Janeiro.

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What does the name Mariah mean?

Mis for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

Ais for animated, let your energetic spirit shine

Ris for rich, in the love from others

Iis for incorruptible, always standing up for what is right

Ais for admirers, and all that you have!

His for heart, warm and loving.

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Sources: U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain). U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain). 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License). Wiktionary: Titles and License. Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.

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