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Gender: M Pronunciation: you-RYE-uh Meaning of Uriah: "God is my light" Origin of Uriah: Hebrew Uriah's Popularity in 2014: #506

A perfectly respectable Old Testament name ruined forever through its association with the odious Uriah Heep in David Copperfield. Some people also find this name just too close to the word urine. These negative connotations may be wearing off, however. Since 1997, this name has gone from zero to hero; in 2014 Uriah ranked in at a very respectable Number 506.

Famous People Named Uriah

Uriah the Hittite, one of David's mighty men (2 Chr. 11:41)
Uriah Duffy (born 1975), American bassist
Uriah Levy (1792-1862), American naval commander
Uriah Rose (1834-1913), American lawyer
Uriah Smith Stephens (1821-1882), American labor leader
Uriah Tracy (1755-1807), American politician
Uriah Smith (1832-1903) American photographer
Uriah Shelton, American actor

Pop Culture References for the name Uriah

Uriah Heep, character in Charles Dickens' "David Copperfield;" "'umble" hypocrite, forger and embezzler, clerk to Mr. Wickfield
Uriah Heep, British rock band (named for the above)
Uriah Pedrad, character in the "Divergent" trilogy by Veronica Roth

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