Moriah

Moriah - A very unique female name



  Jun 15,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Moriah, meaning the Lord is my teacher, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1971 on position #2921. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Moriah and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Moriah? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Moriah. The baby girl name Moriah was given to 247 baby girls in 2012, ranking #885 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 5,722 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Moriah peaked in popularity 27 years ago in 1992 on position 477.



Famous with this name

Moriah Scott
Moriah Etherington-Spark
Moriah Wilson


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Moriah is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Moriah is currently topping the baby name charts in Virginia at position #482 - and is the least popular in Arizona at position #1,219.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Moriah is where you live.


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Moriah origin and meaning

Moriah is a 6 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means the Lord is my teacher. To see famous people named Moriah, pop culture references for the name Moriah and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Moriah

We've found the following names that sound similar to Moriah, sorted by popularity.

Mary / Maria / Marie / Mariah / Myra / Mayra / Maura / Mara / Mari / Mireya /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012885
2011835
2010778
2009772
2008788
2007908
2006882
2005877
2004824
2003804
2002850
2001771
2000658
1999612
1998545
1997497
1996499
1995479
1994493
1993492
1992477
1991490
1990848
19891061
19881086
19871315
19861306
19851369
19841687
19831675
19821751
19812617
19801802
19791677
19782322
19771701
19761750
19742305
19732235
19722503
19712921

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Virginia482
North Carolina495
Arkansas590
Georgia609
Maryland616
Minnesota630
Michigan670
Ohio726
Missouri788
Florida827
Pennsylvania887
Tennessee888
Louisiana891
Illinois898
Texas933
Colorado987
New York1000
Washington1040
California1083
Arizona1219

Even more about Moriah


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Moriah a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Moriah?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1992
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Moriah
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 5,722
Letter count 6
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1971
2012 births +247

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