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Sorry, but it sounds like urea and the lame guy in David Copperfield.
kayisforkeen  8/20/2018
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Well I am a woman with this name even though it is considered a masculine name... I personally think it is quite unisex. I love this name but yes, I got called Urea a lot by clients unsure of how to pronounce my name. 9 times out of 10 someone butchers it. I still love the name. It's definitely unique and I have yet to meet someone else with the name.
Uriah Wolf  6/16/2018
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This is probably one of the worst Biblical names to get popular lately. It's ugly, and it reminds me of the words "urethra" and "urine".
S-Genesis  1/2/2017
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This is a pretty awesome name, but there are two strong pop culture associations with it (outside of the Bible):

1. Uriah Heep, villain of "David Copperfield" (one of Dickens' best novels)
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2. Uriah Heep, the 70's rock (early metal?) band who names themselves after association #1.

I'm not much of a fan of the band. And while the character Uriah Heep is outstandingly crafted and developed, he's still basically the quintessential sycophant / social climber, which isn't exactly an ideal name association.
erb816  5/19/2016
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This is a pretty bad ass name, I love it.
Capricorny  4/11/2015
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Related name: Uriel.
Sabertooth  8/15/2014
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Uriah is a character in the Divergent trilogy.
xgirl  8/7/2014
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It is the middle name of Dr. Zack Addy, the title character's intern/assistant from the first few seasons of the tv show Bones.
Broadway Baby  3/28/2013
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The Uriah in the Bible was a great man. I like this name.
Liesl  3/23/2012
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Personally, I could never name my child Uriah because of David Copperfield, but I think it's a cool name.
freshonlybakery  10/30/2010
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It's kind of cool, but it's too close to "urine" for me.
number1212  5/14/2009
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Uriah ben Shemaiah preached the destruction of Zion at the same time as Jeremiah, but while Jeremiah remained in Judea and was justified, Uriah fled to Egypt where he was hunted and killed.
BHohmeier  3/3/2009
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I would never use this name because I find it dangerously close to the word urea and once Uriah's classmates start biology I'm he would be teased a lot.
pandasayscynical  7/13/2008
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Mwahahaha! This name is chosen by two types of parents: the religious nuts from some backwood places, and the Uriah Heep fans who don't like to broaden their musical horizons, because ''if it was made after 1975, I don't like it!''. Either way, it immediately makes me think that oh, the parents are trash.
― Anonymous User  5/11/2008
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Or you know, people who just like the name, heaven forbid that should happen.
― Anonymous User  8/25/2011
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I love this name. However, I feel that it is somewhat unusable considering it's common association with 'urine'. It's too bad though; this would make a cool name.
Pheadirean  1/13/2007
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This name is like something to do with your bladder.
― Anonymous User  6/26/2006
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In the Dickens novel "David Copperfield" there is a character called Uriah Heep. He's very creepy and lusts after David's best friend, Agnes.
hana  2/3/2006
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This name is pronounced oo-ryah in Hebrew.
Miss Claire  12/5/2004

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