"God is my light"

Uriah Origin and Meaning

The name Uriah is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "God is my light".

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. (Perhaps because people don't read as much Dickens as they used to.)

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Famous People Named Uriah

  • Uriah the Hittiteone of David's mighty men (2 Chr. 11:41)
  • Uriah the priest (Isaiah 8:2)
  • Uriahfather of Meremoth; priest (Ezra 8:33)
  • Uriah Duffy American bassist
  • Uriah HallMixed Martial Artist
  • Uriah LevyAmerican naval commander
  • Uriah RoseAmerican lawyer
  • Uriah Smith StephensAmerican labor leader
  • Uriah TracyAmerican politician
  • Uriah SmithAmerican photographer
  • Uriah SheltonAmerican actor
  • Uriah Bush (b. 2015)son of NFL player Reggie Bush

Uriah in Pop Culture

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