As a Mariah, you are someone who thrives on change. While many others avoid it, you are the first one to jump into new situations, meet new people, and even travel the globe in search of new and exciting adventures. The bubbly and exciting energy that is all around you naturally draws people to you, and you have a quick-wit and friendly nature. You love to have the opportunity to chat and get to know someone new! To you, monotonous, boring routine is just about the worst thing you can imagine. You are clever and creative, but you need to be careful about not finishing what you start. Your ideas are innovative and original and deserve to be carried through to their conclusion, not left halfway through when you become bored with the same old routine. So take a deep breath, keep your eye on the prize, and stay put for a little while to give yourself the chance to enjoy great success.
You are natural risk taker, willing to do what is necessary in your search for adventure and exciting experiences. But take care not to be unduly influenced by others who might lead you into situations where the risks are just too high. Don’t worry, you can find thrills and chills without taking too many spills!
Mariah is a recent variation of the name Maria, which actually has its roots all the way back in the Bible’s Old Testament. In the Bible, Miryam (or Miriam) was Moses’ sister and a prophet. The name is believed to mean “drop of the sea” or “strong waters.” Alternatively, it came from an Egyptian word meaning “beloved.” This led to the Latin and Greek forms Maria and the English form Mary. In the New Testament, Mary was the name of several important people, notably the Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene.
Mariah was actually present on the U.S. popularity charts at the turn of the 20th century, though it was at a very low popularity. It disappeared completely in 1912 but returned in the 1970s with low to moderate popularity. Enter pop singer Mariah Carey in 1990, and the name found its way almost immediately to the Top 100, where it has stayed since, averaging a position of approximately #85.
There’s one famous Mariah whose star is so bright that she almost singlehandedly brought the name Mariah into the limelight with her. That, of course, is Mariah Carey. In a career beginning in 1990 and still going strong, Mariah Carey has sold more than 200 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. She is a crossover artist, spanning genres including R&B, Hip Hop, Pop, Soul, and Dance. Mariah Carey has a voice like no other, with a five-octave vocal range and the ability to hit notes in the stratosphere!