- a masculine name
- Bible a Hittite captain whose beautiful wife, Bathsheba, David lusted after: David arranged for Uriah to die in battle: 2 Sam. 11
Origin of UriahClassical Hebrew (language) uriya, literally , God is light ; from or, light, brightness (akin to ur, fire) + ya, Jehovah
In the Bible, an officer in the Israelite army and the husband of Bathsheba. He was sent to die in battle so that David could marry his wife.