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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 2016: #547

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.) Since 1997, this name has gone from zero to hero; in 2016, Uriah ranked in at a very respectable Number 547.

Famous People Named Uriah

Uriah the Hittite, one of David's mighty men (2 Chr. 11:41)
Uriah the priest (Isaiah 8:2)
Uriah, father of Meremoth; priest (Ezra 8:33)
Uriah Duffy American bassist
Uriah Hall, Mixed Martial Artist
Uriah Levy, American naval commander
Uriah Rose, American lawyer
Uriah Smith Stephens, American labor leader
Uriah Tracy, American politician
Uriah Smith, American photographer
Uriah Shelton, American actor
Uriah Bush (b. 2015), son of NFL player Reggie Bush

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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