Meaning and Name Origin
Uriah \u-riah\ as a boys' 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 an uncommonly occurring given name for men. Uriah is an equally unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Uriah for boys. Uriah entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its apex position of #506 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Uriah and affiliated names. Urijah (#788 a year ago) is the only other popular variation form of Uriah (#506 a year ago). These boy names were at the apex of their popularity in 2010 and are somewhat less popular today. Uriah (#506) and Urijah (#788) are two of the more trendy birth names here. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)