Name: Mariah

Origin and Meaning of the Name Mariah

  • Meaning:
    Uncertain, maybe bitter
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  • Meaning:
    Respelling of Maria
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  • Pronunciation:
    (mah RY yah)
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Miscellaneous Info for Mariah

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    English speaking countries
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    The pronunciation of our modern "Mariah" was actually a common pronunciation of the name "Maria" in nineteenth-century England. This alternate spelling has retained the nineteenth-century pronunciation. The "h" was probably added to appear more Biblical, just as the name "Sara" became "Sarah."

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