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Uriah only became popular on a continuous basis in America in the last 15 or so years. It originates from Biblical times as an important part in King David's story. Originally spelled Uriyah, Uriah is a more modern version.

Meaning of the name Uriah:

Hebrew: God is my light

Origin of the name Uriah:

The baby name Uriah comes from the traditional Hebrew name Uriyah that meant “God is my light” or “Yahweh is my light.” Uriah was a character found in the Old Testament who was one of the leaders of David's army. David was jealous of him and chose to put him on the front battle lines so that he could have Bathsheba for himself. The name did not become popular in America until the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

Symbolism of the name Uriah:

The baby name Uriah comes from the root Hebrew words “ur” and “yah.” “Ur” translates to “light” or “flame” and “yah” translates to “God” or “Yahweh.”

Baby name Uriah

Style of the name Uriah:

Classical

Gender of the name Uriah:

Uriah is a boy's name dating back to biblical times.

Pronunciation of the name Uriah:

you-RYE-uh

Number of syllables in the name Uriah:

Three

Emotion evoked from the name Uriah:

Uriah retains a classical and Biblical feel. It is a unique name with strength associated with it.

Alternative spellings for the name Uriah:

Nicknames for the name Uriah:

  • Uri
  • Riah
  • Yuki
  • Uz
  • Urias
  • Yuri

Popularity of the name Uriah:

Uriah was a top 1,000 name for boys in 1974 and from 1976 to 1980. It became popular again in 1982, 1987, 1989, and 1997. As of 2008, Uriah has remained on the top 1,000 list. As of 2020, it ranks at number 636.

Related names for the name Uriah:

Great middle names for Uriah and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Uriah:

  • Uriah the Hittite (Biblical character)
  • Uriah Hall (mixed martial artist)
  • Uriah Levy (commander in the Navy)
  • Uriah Rose (famous lawyer)
  • Uriah Tracy (politician)
  • Uriah Smith (famous photographer)
  • Uriah Shelton (actor, “Lifted”)

Uriahs in popular culture:

  • Uriah Heep (character from “David Copperfield”)
  • Uriah Heep (name of a rock band in the United Kingdom)
  • Uriah Pedrad (character from “Divergent”)