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Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: God is my Light

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Uriah

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Uriah in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Uriah:

  • Records indicate that 3,085 boys in the United States have been named Uriah since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2010, when 456 people in the U.S. were given the name Uriah. Those people are now 10 years old.

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    Comments about the name Uriah

    69% Approval Rating
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      11 Positive Comments

  • "I look forward to naming my first boy Uriah! I think it is a beautiful name with an incredible message. Many of my friends don't think it is the best name, but then again I am a lot more concerned about giving my children unique names with powerful meanings rather than basic names." Mar. 19, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name is Uriah and i love it! its so unique like my personality, my Grandmother wanted to name me Rosie :P YUCK! I was called things like Urine, Urethra, Eyeball, and any other thing they could think of! it just taught me to be proud of being unique as i got older. of course as a little girl i would reply with at least my face doesn't look like yours! and stick out my tongue. soon enough it became a game I have a friend named McKree and with our names I call him McQueer and he calls me Urine . It's quite endearing actually :D If you want a KICKASS kid name your kid Uriah but not everybody do it at once I don't want to end up like Jordan A, B, C, or D." Apr. 28, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Uriah and he has definitely lived up to the name. He is one of a kind and gets all kinds of positive attention from having a unique and beautiful name. He loves his name and he is definitely The Light of God!" Mar. 27, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My baby boy is due on July 14th and we are going to name him Uriah. I just loved the way it sounded and it has a beautiful meaning. Some people react differently when I tell them some love it and some compare it to Urea or Dickens. After reading some of these comments I am more determined to use it. It's a great name and at least my son won't have to be called Uriah A in his class because there are already two kids with that same name." Feb. 6, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Were considering naming our little boy Uriah! We think its a really neat and strong name with a great meaning. I don't get why everyone hates it and says it sounds like urine." Feb. 23, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son was born July 14, 2009 and I decided to name him Uriah after discovering the meaning. Everyone loves his name and it fits him so well. He is my light!" May. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is uriah and i was born on july 3rd and everyoneIknow thinks my name is very cool. no one has ever made fun of my name..." Apr. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im pregnant with my first child and we foound hes aboy... so we are super stoked!! We have chosen names back and forth.. we heard the name Urijah and fell in love with it.. and the meaning just makes it more awesome!!" Apr. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Uriah when he was born in 2004. People always say "Oh I love that name! It's so unique!" It is just like my little RYRY very unique. I believe that very few people can have this name which holds such a strong meaning. because Uriah truly is my light in what can be a very dark tunnel." Nov. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am due on the 4rth of July and and I realy love this name beacuse it is so different and I am a christian and he truly is the light!!" Dec. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name because it's my madian name. People used to tease me and say Urine, but I would just come back with something for their last name and that was that! I had the last name for 31 years, but I decided to take my husbands last name of course, but i'm still a Uriah at heart!" Aug. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      5 Negative Comments

  • "Parents should consider the feelings of the child when selecting a name. Uriah is a name that invites teasing and should not be inflicted on anyone." Apr. 1, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my brothers name and he often came home from school crying because he was made fun of so much, from being called Urine and just plain laughter from his name. He hated his name growing up." Apr. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I can't help but thing Urea when I hear and see this name. DON'T NAME YOUR KID SOMETHING THAT SOUNDS LIKE PEE!!!" Jun. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I had my baby boy in October and I named him Uriah Christopher. When I tell people his name for the first time they have to it sink in because it is a very unique name. When they learn how to say it, they think it's beautiful. And when they see my baby and relate the name to him they love it...." Apr. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Sadly, this neat-sounding name has its most famous name-sake in the loathsome character from Dickens' David Copperfield. Uriah Heep (after whom the band is named) was always leering at a smart young woman whom he was too afraid to approach and too uneducated to enchant." Jan. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      13 Neutral Comments

  • "We named our boy Urine...but now I'm wishing we had go e with Uriah!" Sep. 26, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I suggest everyone read Charles Dickens' David Copperfield to find out why the name Uriah is riddiculed!" Jun. 24, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Were naming our baby boy Uriah due in march 2012. his big brother's name is Elijah which means Jehova is God, and according to other Bible searches I found Uriah also means "Flame of Jehova, or Light of God." I like the name a lot. my husband picked it. :) and I agree its unique and takes a bit before u may like the sound of it, but I love it now. :)" Nov. 23, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Uriah (I was named after my grandfather) As a child I was called RYE... which was fine, after all Uriah is a big name for a kid to carry and explain. After i graduated from school I took on my true name and get compliments on it all the time. As an artist, I find it to be a perfect fit and mark. Thank you mom and dad~ though I must say at times I feel the biblical curse of the name and its history with love... oh, and special thanks to the Pixies and Frank Black for his creative and well educated mind "Dead"" Oct. 21, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter was born in 2008 & her middle name is Uriyah everyone thinks its a cute name she was named after her father his middle name is Urias." Aug. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Uriah is my middle name. Having a common first name, people have asked my middle name and I was sort of embarrassed by it. After my Grandfather - and namesake's - death, I've tried to embrace it more." Feb. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Uriah is the same as the Archangel Uriel (The Light of God). Sadly, this name is now more commonly associated with the loathsome Dickens Character Uriah Heep. The Archangel's name Uriel is still very popular in South America though." Dec. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Uriah Grant and i feel like this is the greatest name in the world any parents out there thats gonna have a son thats a perfect name to call them." May. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is uriah and dont be hatein on my name and it dont shoud like pee so suck on that !!!bxtch" Jan. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a girl and my name is Uriah now everytime I tell somebody my name they say what does it mean and its so unique...I ask myself this everyday how many stars out there is named Uriah?" Dec. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I know Uriah is a boys name but my niece's name is Uriah but spelt 'Uryah'. Her mum likes the meaning of the name 'God is my light'. So she named her Daugther Uryah. She might grow up to be Uryah Warrior Princess.hehehehehe! Wellington- New Zealand" Jul. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My youth pastors just had their baby today, called Uriah Isaac. We all think it sounds surfy! CONGRATULATIONS GUYS! love all the kids @ Nexgen Youth Ministries" May. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My baby boy is due Feb 22nd and I am naming him Uriah Daniel. I love the name but when I tell other people what I am naming him they look at me like Im speaking some foreign language but good for me I dont care what they think. Also my boyfriends other children's names are Maya, Nehemiah, and Josiah; we decided Uriah flows well." Feb. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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