I love the name Uriah because it's biblical and because it means The Lord is my Light. Uriah was one of King David's mighty men and was the first husband of Bathsheba who became King David's wife after Uriah was killed by King David. The event was recorded in 2 Samuel 11: 1-26.
Patriciak  2/9/2019
Sorry, but it sounds like urea and the lame guy in David Copperfield.
kayisforkeen  8/20/2018
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
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
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)
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
This is a pretty bad ass name, I love it.
Capricorny  4/11/2015
Related name: Uriel.
Sabertooth  8/15/2014
Uriah is a character in the Divergent trilogy.
xgirl  8/7/2014
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
The Uriah in the Bible was a great man. I like this name.
Liesl  3/23/2012
Personally, I could never name my child Uriah because of David Copperfield, but I think it's a cool name.
freshonlybakery  10/30/2010
It's kind of cool, but it's too close to "urine" for me.
number1212  5/14/2009
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
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
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
Or you know, people who just like the name, heaven forbid that should happen.
― Anonymous User  8/25/2011
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
This name is like something to do with your bladder.
― Anonymous User  6/26/2006
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
This name is pronounced oo-ryah in Hebrew.
Miss Claire  12/5/2004

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