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".
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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)
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, and is at #578 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Urijah (#882 a year ago) and Yuri are the popular variation forms of Uriah (#578 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 are almost as common today (usage 0.04%, ▼13.5%). Uriah is the most trendy birth name here.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.