Moriah

First Name
12k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Moriah mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Moriah

"Moriah" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "God is my Teacher". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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  1. A female given name

Notable Persons Named Moriah

Moriah Peters is a contemporary christian music singer-songwriter. She has been prominent since 2008. Moriah was given the name Moriah Castillo Peters on October 2nd, 1992 in Pomona, California, U.S. Moriah is also known as Peters and Moriah.

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Her most notable accomplishments were from 2012 to present. Moriah was born on March 8th, 1994 in Dallas.

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Moriah van Norman is an athlete. Moriah was born on May 30th, 1984 in San Diego, California, U.S.

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How popular is the baby name Moriah in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1968 8 8 0
1970 14 14 0
1971 13 13 0
1972 19 19 0
1973 35 35 0
1974 51 51 0
1975 35 35 0
1976 59 59 0
1977 81 81 0
1978 81 81 0
1979 89 82 7
1980 82 77 5
1981 97 89 8
1982 91 91 0
1983 82 82 0
1984 96 89 7
1985 109 109 0
1986 125 125 0
1987 136 128 8
1988 167 167 0
1989 193 187 6
1990 258 252 6
1991 483 477 6
1992 517 517 0
1993 507 507 0
1994 499 499 0
1995 516 516 0
1996 488 488 0
1997 504 504 0
1998 457 457 0
1999 397 397 0
2000 358 358 0
2001 314 314 0
2002 271 271 0
2003 305 305 0
2004 293 293 0
2005 301 301 0
2006 297 297 0
2007 318 318 0
2008 365 352 13
2009 396 376 20
2010 355 355 0
2011 331 323 8
2012 307 307 0
2013 266 266 0
2014 273 273 0
2015 278 278 0
2016 282 282 0
2017 238 238 0

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Popularity of Moriah as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Moriah

  • What name lists does Moriah rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Moriah? Moriah is the 2,278th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Moriah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11,837 babies born with the first name Moriah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Moriah to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Moriah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1968 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Moriah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Moriah is Friday, December 26th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Moriah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Moriah was in 1992 with a total of 517 babies.
  • Random Moriah Factoid: According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Moriah is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 21 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2003.
  • Weird things about the name Moriah: Your name in reverse order is Hairom. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aimohr. How do you pronounce that?

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  • 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).
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