Its source is a Hebrew expression meaning "The hill country."
This girl's name is used in Hebrew.
The name Moriah ranked 807th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 3356th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
The 'land of Moriah' mentioned in Genesis 22:2 in the Bible was a mountainous region, some three days' journey from Beer-sheba. It is believed Abraham was directed there by God to sacrifice Isaac. God intervened, a ram was provided and Isaac was saved. Moriah is thus associated with divine providence. In the Vulgate, it is also translated as in terram visionis or 'land of the vision.'