Moriah Name Meaning & Origin

Moriah

Pronunciation: moh-RIY-ə (key)

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I like that my name is not very popular. It is in the Bible found in Genesis 22. In it, Abraham is told to take his son Isaac to the top of this location to offer as a burnt sacrifice to the Lord. Once Abraham acted in faith to show he was willing to offer his only son to the Lord, God stopped Abraham and provided a ram instead as an offering. Abraham called the name of that place, "The LORD will provide." There are also a few other references to this place in the Bible.

I get "Mariah Carey" a lot. Which she was/is a fantastic singer, so I'm not bothered by that. Even though it is spelled differently I pronounce my name the same. I don't emphasize the "o" sound.

From people much older than me, I get the reference from a movie called Paint Your Wagon. There is a song that goes, "They call the wind Maria" but they pronounce Maria like Moriah.

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Old Testament place name that means "Consecrated by God."
Pronounced : moh-RAYH-uh
"The Land of Moriah" is the mountain where Issac was nearly sacrified by Abraham in the book of Genesis. Later it became a site usually identified with Zion, where Solomon built the Temple.

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Moriah Peters, Christian pop singer/songwriter

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