Later it became a site usually identified with Zion, where Solomon built the Temple. Moriah is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3356 out of 4276, Top 78%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. Find out more about the name Moriah at BabyNames.com. Pronounced : moh-RAYH-uh "The Land of Moriah" is the mountain where Issac was nearly sacrified by Abraham in the book of Genesis. Famous real-life people named Moriah . This is a place name in the Old Testament , both the land where Abraham is to sacrifice Isaac and the mountain upon which Solomon builds the temple. Old Testament place name that means "Consecrated by God." The name Moriah consists of two elements, the final one being יה (Yah), which is an abbreviated form of the Tetragrammaton יהוה, YHWH, or Yahweh. (2000 U.S.

Where Abraham took his son Isaac to sacrifice him. Meanings and history of the name Moriah.

Meaning & History From Hebrew מֹרִיָה (Moriyah) possibly meaning "seen by YAHWEH ". DEMOGRAPHICS) Moriah entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #478 in the U.S. in the year 1992, and is currently at #1189. Taylor Hanson chose this as the middle name for his son Viggo, his fourth child, but most will see it as a girls’ name . Moriah is a name that's been used by parents who are considering baby names for girls. The name Moriah means God Is My Teacher and is of Hebrew origin.

Where the first part comes from isn't clear, and it may very well be that the meaning of this name is not restricted to one proper etymology but rather reflects the whole range of possibilities. The name Moriah is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "the Lord is my teacher".