The name Uriel is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "God is my light". Uriel is ranked #526 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Baby Names That Start With U and discussed in our forums with posts like "Which would you choose?".
From the experts:
It's the name of an Old Testament archangel that's symbolically given to boys born during Chanukah, but the possibility of unsavory nicknames (urinal?) make the short form Uri a better bet.