Uriah \u-riah\ as a boy's name is pronounced yer-RY-ah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Uriah is "my light is Jehovah". Biblical: one of King David's warriors, the Hittite husband of Bathsheba. Urijah was the name of a prophet. Uriah Heep is a character in Dickens' "David Copperfield".