Given Name URIAH

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Biblical
OTHER SCRIPTS: אוּרִיָה (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: yoo-RIE-ə (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name אוּרִיָה ('Uriyah) which meant "YAHWEH is my light". In the Old Testament this is the name of a Hittite warrior in King David's army, the first husband of Bathsheba. David desired Bathsheba so he placed Uriah in the forefront of battle so he would be killed.


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OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Ourias (Biblical Greek), 'Uriyah (Biblical Hebrew), Urias (Biblical Latin), Uriasz (Polish)
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