Zariah Name Information

Gender 👩 Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \z(a)-riah\
Number in U.S 👶 10,000
Rate in 2021 907
Numerology 🔢 9
Name origin 🌍 Arabic

Zariah Name Meaning

Meaning of name Zariah:

Zariah is an elaboration of Zaria, generally believed to be a mutation of the Arabic female given name “Zahrah” (زهرة) meaning 'blooming flower'. Zaria is also the name of a major city in northern Nigeria, Africa. Alternatively, Zaria is associated with Slavic mythology as the beautiful goddess of the dawn. In fact, Zaria or Zarya (Russian: заря) is the Russian word for "sunrise, dawn." She was known as the morning star and heavenly bride to her former faithful who greeted her at dawn. Zaria's names and Zariah are the most common in the United States, and especially popular with African-Americans.


Zariah first appeared on the American female naming charts in 2004, following Zaria, which debuted in early 1996. While Zariah is not exactly overused, it has managed to overtake the original spelling Zaria in popularity. Some parents like to add the “-h” to the end of some names to jazz it up a bit. As Zaria and Zariah became more popular in the last decade, the name Zariyah was recently introduced as a new and modified respelling. These Zaria names are mostly popular with African-Americans and are therefore only used sparingly. The "Z" gives the name a unique hallmark and distinctive sound. It's pretty, but not flashy. And the two possible meanings: 1) flower in flower; or 2) sunrise, morning star - has its own understated beauty.

Zariah Name Origin and History

"Zariah" is a popular name for girls that has Arabic origin. Meaning of the name Zariah is: "Radiance".

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1/24/2023 11:40:48 PM

Zavier is such a Zavier. When he was first named, I had a hard time, but I have no idea what his name could possibly be other than Zavier.

1/20/2023 12:21:40 AM

My Zariah Simone was born in June of 2009, 7 1/2 weeks early and weighing 4lbs., 1oz. I thought long and hard about her name and, once I chose it, it was a done deal! I chose it for several reasons. There was an Hausa (Nigerian) princess by that name (the younger'sister of Queen Amina of Zaria); I have a favorite 1st cousin named Zinna (Zinna & Zariah's birthdays are a day apart); my mom's name is Sarah (I added the "h" in honor of mom & both names mean "princess" depending on where You'research). Her name (ZAH-ree-ah)gets mispronounced about 30% of the time as "Mariah" (like the'singer) but it used to be a higher percentage. I attribute the decline in mispronunciation to the popularity of the name in recent years.

1/7/2023 9:42:18 PM

my friends name is zariah and she is awesome!! =) i luv herr!!

11/21/2022 9:07:20 AM

People always tell me my name is beautiful and i like my name because its different and i am pretty much the only one with this name were i live.

10/15/2022 2:16:48 PM

My name is Zariah and I just love it!! To me its different.=)

2/26/2022 1:40:12 AM

My dog's name is Zariah :-) My stepdad surprised me with her at midnight one night when she was a little puppy. I didn't know what I wanted to name her, but at that moment I happened to be watching that'show "The Parenthood" and the oldest daughter's name is Zaria...I added the "h" on the end and It'stuck...I love my Zariah


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Zariah?
The origin of the name Zariah is Arabic.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Zariah?
*️⃣ How many people are named Zariah?
Almost 10000 people are named Zariah.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Zariah?
The names of Divya, Kaavya