Gender Masculine
Usage Biblical
Scripts אוּרִיָה(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. yuw-RIE-ə(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name אוּרִיָה ('Uriyah) meaning "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.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesOurias(Biblical Greek) 'Uriyah(Biblical Hebrew) Urias(Biblical Latin) Uria(Hebrew) Uriasz(Polish)


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Entry updated November 16, 2019