Gender: Male Pronunciation: YOOR-ee or OO-ree Meaning of Uri: "my flame, my light" Origin of Uri: Hebrew

Uri Origin and Meaning

The name Uri is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "my flame, my light".

This short but strong name, commonly heard in Israel, has a lot of crossover potential, and is among the most usable on the minuscule menu of U names.

The are two Uris in the Old Testament--the father of Bezalel, an artisan blessed with the skill to create the meeting tent and ark of the covenant for Moses, and the father of Geber, one of the twelve officials who provided nourishment for Solomon. Uri is a symbolic name for boys born on Hanukkah.

Notable bearers: Uri Geller, self-proclaimed paranormalist known for his spoon bending on "The Tonight Show;" and prize-winning children's book writer and illustrator Uri Shulevitz.

Longer related names: Uriah, the archangel, and Uriel.

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Raincove Says:


Too much like "urine" which is PEE!