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".
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. 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Urijah (#788 2 years ago) is the only other popular variation form of Uriah (#506 2 years ago) appearing in the Top 1000. These relations of Uriah were at the apex of their popularity in 2010 (usage of 0.414%) and are almost as common today (usage 0.353%, ▼14.7%). Uriah has historically been preferred by parents, although Urijah appears to be becoming a favorite too. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Uriah and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)