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Scriptsאוּרִיָה Ancient Hebrew
PronouncedPron.yoo-RIE-ə English

Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name אוּרִיָה ('Uriyah) which meant "YAHWEH is my light", from the roots אוּר ('ur) meaning "light, flame" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. 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.
Other Languages & CulturesOurias Biblical Greek 'Uriyah Biblical Hebrew Urias Biblical Latin Uriasz Polish


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Entry updated May 31, 2018