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What does Uriel mean?

Uriel Pronunciation of Uriel as a boys' name is pronounced OOR-ee-el. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Uriel is "angel of light; flame of God". In the Apocrypha, Uriel is one of seven archangels. In Muslim tradition, he is known as Israfil and is the angel of music who will sound the trumpet on Judgment Day.


ASSOCIATED WITH -iel, light (bright), flame (fire), judgment


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How popular is Uriel?

Uriel is an unusual first name for men but a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#108153 out of 150436, Top 72%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Uriel was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #386 in the U.S. in 2008, and is presently at #568. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Uriel is alike in pronunciation to Aeriel, Aeriell, Airel, Airyel, Arel, Ariel, Ariell, Aryel, Aryell, Aurel, Erol, Errol, Erryl, Oral, Orel, Oriel and Orrel. Other recommended sound-alike names are Abiel, Abriel, Adiel, Adriel, Amiel, Ardel, Arnel, Asiel, Aviel, Azriel, Dariel, Doriel, Guriel, Itiel, Jeriel, Moriel, Muriel, Niel, Nuriel, Poriel, Udel, Uria, Uriah, Urias, Urija, Ursel, Uziel, Uzziel and Zuriel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Uriel.

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