Is Maria pronounced Mariah?
Mariah is a variant of the given name Maria. Its use in an English-language context suggests the pronunciation /məˈraɪə/, i.e. the traditional English pronunciation of Latin Maria (as opposed to the Spanish/Italian pronunciation now also commonly encountered in English).
Is Mariah a black name?
A submission from Texas, U.S. says the name Mariah means “I have powers” and is of African American origin. A submission from Alabama, U.S. says the name Mariah means “Queen” and is of African origin.
How do you pronounce Mariah Carey’s name?
What does name Mariah mean?
Origin:Latin. Popularity:576. Meaning:the lord is my teacher. If you find yourself humming “One Sweet Day” or “Vision of Love,” you may have Mariah Carey on your mind.
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