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

Categories

biblical, Charles Dickens characters, Divergent characters, fire, light, Suikoden characters, victims, warriors
Entry updated May 31, 2018