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What does Uriah mean?

Uriah /uri-ah/ 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".

Associated with: light (bright), biblical, king, warriors, prophet


Uriah has 8 variants: Uri, Uria, Urias, Urija, Urijah, Uriyah, Yuri and Yuria.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Umiah, Urii, ..

(female) Uriahi, Uridi, ..

How popular is Uriah?

Uriah is an uncommonly occurring given name for men. Uriah is an equally unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name history of Uriah for boys. Uriah reached its apex position of #506 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Uriah name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Uriah outside U.S.

Urijah (#788 a year ago) and Yuri are the popular variation forms of Uriah (#506 a year ago) appearing in the Top 2000. These relations of Uriah were at the apex of their popularity in 2010 (usage of 0.04%) and have remained as common to this day (usage 0.04%, 0.2%). Uriah and Urijah are two of the more trendy birth names here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Uriah, Urijah, Yuri in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Uriah and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Uriah is pronounced similarly to Ara, Ari, Arie, Ario, Aryeh, Eri, Erie and Ira. Other recommended names are Abiah, Aviah, Azriah, Isiah, Iziah, Jeriah, Ukiah, Ulrich, Urban, Uriel, Uziah, Uzziah and Zariah. These names tend to be more commonly used than Uriah.