Popularity:2361
Origin:Hebrew
Meaning:the hill country
Moriah, as a girl's name, is of Hebrew origin, meaning "the hill country." The land of Moriah was a mountainous region mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. It is believed Abraham was directed there by God to sacrifice Isaac. God intervened by sending a messenger, so Abraham sacrificed a ram instead, and Isaac was saved. Moriah is thus associated with divine providence, and is known as the "land of the vision.”
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