Uriah

First Name
9k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Uriah mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Uriah

"Uriah" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "God is my Light". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (Old Testament) the husband of Bathsheba and a soldier who was sent to die in battle so that king David could marry his wife (circa 10th century BC)
Wiktionary

From Biblical Hebrew אוּרִיָּה ('ūriyyā), literally “God is my light”.

  1. Any of a number of Old Testament men, including the husband of Bathsheba whom David sent to death.
  2. (rather rare) A male given name of Biblical origin.

Notable Persons Named Uriah

Uriah was born on July 31st, 1984 in Spanish Town.

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Uriah Shelton is an actor, singing, and singer. His ongoing career started in 2007. Uriah was born on March 10th, 1997 in Dallas.

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Uriah Heep is a moneylender.

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Uriah P. Levy is a military person. His military service ended in 1860.

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Uriah Smith was an author, inventor, editor of review, herald of the seventh-day adventist church, adventist review, editor ofreview, and heraldof theseventh-day adventist church. Uriah was born on May 3rd, 1832. He died on March 6th, 1903.

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Uriah was born on January 20th, 1961.

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How popular is the baby name Uriah in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 10 0 10
1881 6 0 6
1882 5 0 5
1888 7 0 7
1890 9 0 9
1891 10 0 10
1893 5 0 5
1894 6 0 6
1897 5 0 5
1911 6 0 6
1912 5 0 5
1913 9 0 9
1914 8 0 8
1915 19 0 19
1916 16 0 16
1917 15 0 15
1918 10 0 10
1919 15 0 15
1920 16 0 16
1921 14 0 14
1922 13 0 13
1923 5 0 5
1924 8 0 8
1925 13 0 13
1926 7 0 7
1927 9 0 9
1928 11 0 11
1929 10 0 10
1930 9 0 9
1931 11 0 11
1932 8 0 8
1935 6 0 6
1936 6 0 6
1938 9 0 9
1941 10 0 10
1942 6 0 6
1944 7 0 7
1945 5 0 5
1948 8 0 8
1949 5 0 5
1952 5 0 5
1953 5 0 5
1954 7 0 7
1955 9 0 9
1956 5 0 5
1957 6 0 6
1958 5 0 5
1961 5 0 5
1963 6 0 6
1964 6 0 6
1968 5 0 5
1969 5 0 5
1970 10 0 10
1971 11 0 11
1972 25 0 25
1973 64 0 64
1974 70 0 70
1975 57 0 57
1976 85 0 85
1977 87 0 87
1978 93 0 93
1979 81 0 81
1980 94 0 94
1981 81 0 81
1982 87 0 87
1983 61 0 61
1984 65 0 65
1985 73 0 73
1986 81 0 81
1987 111 6 105
1988 93 0 93
1989 126 6 120
1990 80 0 80
1991 99 8 91
1992 128 16 112
1993 103 19 84
1994 114 20 94
1995 126 18 108
1996 120 19 101
1997 153 21 132
1998 132 24 108
1999 159 22 137
2000 176 35 141
2001 144 25 119
2002 156 32 124
2003 148 25 123
2004 149 25 124
2005 154 26 128
2006 198 31 167
2007 225 41 184
2008 368 31 337
2009 476 42 434
2010 486 26 460
2011 458 24 434
2012 477 26 451
2013 525 32 493
2014 589 32 557
2015 514 28 486
2016 557 27 530
2017 538 27 511

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Popularity of Uriah as a first name

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Common last names for Uriah

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Fun Facts about the name Uriah

  • What name lists does Uriah rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Uriah? Uriah is the 2,596th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Uriah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 9,438 babies born with the first name Uriah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Uriah to occupy the country of Saint Barth with an estimated population of 8,902 (as of January 1, 2009).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Uriah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Uriah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Uriah is Monday, November 2nd, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Uriah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Uriah was in 2014 with a total of 557 babies.
  • Random Uriah Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Uriah is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 42 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Uriah: Your name in reverse order is Hairu. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hurai. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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