Meaning and name origin
Uriah \u-riah\ as a boy's name is pronounced yer-RY-ah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Uriah is "my light is Jehovah". Biblical: one of King David's warriors, the Hittite husband of Bathsheba. Urijah was the name of a prophet. Uriah Heep is a character in Dickens' "David Copperfield".
Uriah is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Uriah for boys. Uriah reached its highest rank of #506 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Uriah and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Uriah (#506) and Urijah (#788). (2014 statistics).