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Pronunciation

məraɪə

Origin

English

Meaning

Reflecting the old English pronunciation of the all-time classic girls’ name Maria, its meaning and origin go back into the mists of time. Linked to both Rome as well as the Middle East, it is said to either mean “wished for child”, or be linked to the Latin word for sea. The name was made popular in the 1990s and has been a good choice for parents of little girls since.

Rank in the year 2015

Mariah was ranked #348 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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