Girl Baby Name

Mariyah

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Quick Facts on Mariyah

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • African-American, American, Russian
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 784
Pronunciation:
mah-REE-yah; mah-RYE-yah
Simple meaning:
Beloved

Characteristics of Mariyah

  • Communicative
  • Creative
  • Optimistic
  • Popular
  • Social
  • Dramatic
  • Happy

Etymology & Historical Origin - Mariyah

Mariyah is an Americanized elaboration of Mariah which is a Russian form of Maria. It’s also sometimes considered an Arabic transliteration of Maria. Maria is the Latin form of the English Mary both of which are ultimately derived from Miriam. Miriam is a Hebrew name (Miryam), which is believed to have been an Egyptian name originally, derived from the element “mry” meaning “beloved” (which seems to be the most commonly accepted etymology). There are other unproven theories as to Miriam’s meaning, including “rebelliousness” and “wished for child”. The version Mariah was popularized by superstar singer and pop-culture diva Mariah Carey. Mariyah became a later embellishment following a hyperactive American trend that favors the “-iyah” suffix (other examples on the U.S. charts today include Aaliyah, Jaliyah, Kaliyah, Maliyah, Samiyah, Saniyah, Sariyah, Taliyah, Zaniyah and Zariyah). And, no. In case you’re wondering, we’re not kidding.

Popularity of the Name Mariyah

Mariyah is a new American coinage appearing on the charts for the first time in 2006. As mentioned above, not only does Mariyah have a lot of competition just between Maria and Mariah, but the inundation of the “-iyah” names creates very little room for Mariyah to advance too far up the charts. And that’s what’s happening. Mariyah has leveled off at the low-end of usage. These “-iyah” names are particularly favored among African-Americans. They are unique and original, although collectively they’ve become quite heavily used. Such a fancy-pants suffix gives a common ordinary name a little extra flair.
Popularity of the Girl Name Mariyah
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Mariyah

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    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Mariyah

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  • Famous People Named Mariyah

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Personality of the Girl Name Mariyah

The Three energy is powerful and enthusiastic. These personalities are cheerful, full of self-expression, and often quite emotional. They have an artistic flair and "gift-of-gab" that makes them natural entertainers. Their joyfulness bubbles over, and their infectious exuberance draws a crowd. The Three personality is like a child - forever young and full of delight. They are charming, witty, and generally happy people. The Three personality lives in the "now" and has a spontaneous nature. Threes seem to live with a bright and seemingly unbreakable aura that attracts others to them. In turn, they are deeply loyal and loving to their friends and family. Luck also has a tendency to favor number Threes.

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