Uriel

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Origin, Meaning, And History Of Uriel

Uriel is of Hebrew origin, meaning ‘God is my flame’ or ‘God is my light.’ The Hebrew element ur means ‘light’ or ‘flame’ and el means ‘God.’ Uriel is an archangel in the Hebrew Bible. He appears in the apocryphal Bible. He is usually the fourth archangel along with Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael. In certain traditions, he is worshiped as Saint Uriel.

Uriel is believed to have saved John the Baptist from the Massacre of the Innocents by King Herod. He was the angel God sent to instruct Ezra. Uriel also cautioned Noah about the great flood. He is the angel of knowledge, wisdom, and repentance. He is often depicted as a cherub in paintings and sculptures. Auriel is a common variant of Uriel. Urielle and Eurielle are the feminine versions of Uriel. The name Urielle was borne by the sister of the 7th-century Breton king Judicael.

The surname Uriel could be a habitational name for the people from Orell in Lancashire. The place name is derived from the Old English ora meaning ‘ore’ and ‘hyll’ meaning ‘a hill.’ The earliest instance of this surname was recorded in 1086. L’Oriel, L’Orle, and L’Oriol were some of its earliest variants. However, it is unknown when the surname became a given name.

Uriel has been one of the most popular boy names in Israel over the years. Interestingly, this name is more popular among Jews than Christians.

Though relatively rare, this name has found its way into pop culture. Uriel is the name of the main character played by Robert Wisdom in the dark fantasy drama TV series Supernatural. Emperor Uriel Septim VII is a central character among the Tamriel people in the popular video game The Elder Scrolls. Uriel Benedict is one of the main characters in the book series Benedict Brothers by Joan Johnston. Uriel is an angel in the FOX TV urban-fantasy series Lucifer. Madeleine L’Engle’s 1962 sci-fi novel A Wrinkle in Time has a planet named Uriel.

Uriel

heart image
God is my light; An archangel
Boy
Judaism
Hebrew, Middle East
2
Two
1 word, 5 letters, 3 vowels, 2 consonants
Short and easy to pronounce

How To Pronounce Uriel?

Pronounced as yuh-ree-ul

The way you pronounce a name can make all the difference.

Listen to the sound of the name Uriel in English.

Phonemic Representation Of Uriel

Phonemics is the study of a language’s distinctive sound units (phonemes), as standardized by the International Phonetics Association. When choosing a name for your baby, knowing its phonemic pronunciation gives an idea about the name’s sound pattern and auditory appeal. You can assess the name’s ease of pronunciation, memorability, and softness. Here is the phonemic transcription of Uriel in American and British accents.

  • In American English: /ˈjʊriəl/
  • In British English: /ˈjʊəriəl/

Pronunciation of names, in fact, any spoken word, involves the participation of various parts of the mouth, vocal cord, nose, and lungs. Underneath all the sounds we make is the airstream flowing from the lungs and moving up to the mouth. It’s incredible how lips, tongue, teeth, alveolar ridge, palate, glottis, and larynx work harmoniously to bring out the words. Studies have proved that positive sounds like OM (AUM) help maintain hormonal balance and mental health and reduce stress and anxiety. So, what parts does Uriel trigger? Find the details here; the sound of Uriel might bring in more positive vibes into your life!

PhonemeArticulation
/j/

Raising the front part of the tongue to the palate. Very little obstruction of the airstream

/ʊ/

Tongue high back, rounded lips. Airflow is continuous

/r/

Curling back the tip of the tongue behind the alveolar ridge. Causes some obstruction of the airstream in the mouth

/i/

Tongue high front, spread lips. Airflow is continuous

/ə/

Tongue mid. Airflow is continuous

/l/

Raising the tongue tip while keeping the rest of the tongue down. Causes some obstruction of the airstream in the mouth

Notable People Named Uriel

This section covers people who have made the name Uriel famous with their contributions in various fields. It indeed is a little more inspiration for you to choose the name for your baby, don’t you think?

  • Uriel da CostaPhilosopher
  • Uriel WeinreichLinguist
  • Uriel Emil PollackIsraeli actor, known for his roles in the ITV drama 'The Great Fire' and BBC medical drama 'Casualty'
  • Uriel ShelachIsraeli poet, known by the pen name Yonatan Ratosh, founder of the Canaanite movement
  • Uriel SebreeUnited States naval officer known for his expeditions into the Arctic
  • Uriel FrischFrench mathematical physicist, best known for his work on fluid dynamics and turbulence
  • Uriel GórkaBishop of Pozna? and chancellor of the Crown; one of the most powerful men of his time in Poland

Uriel On The Popularity Chart

These SSA graphs will give you a better idea of the performance of Uriel as a name in the US.

Popularity Over Time

The popularity of Uriel rose gradually from the 1980s, peaking in 2008 when 789 babies per million were given the name.

Source: Social Security Administration

Rank Over Time

In terms of ranking, Uriel didn’t perform well. Its rank kept falling over the decades and in 2021, it stood at 18,042.

Source: Social Security Administration

Names With Similar Sound As Uriel

Uriel is a name with an angelic resonance. Here are some other names that have a similar sound as Uriel.

Popular Sibling Names For Uriel

If you are looking for some matching sibling names that resonate with Uriel, check our suggestions here.

Boy Sibling Names For Uriel

Find matching brother names for Uriel and create a wonderful team of siblings.

Aarul heart imageAerol heart imageAirell heart imageArele heart imageAreli heart imageAriel heart imageArild heart imageArlan heart imageArland heart imageArledge heart image

Girl Sibling Names For Uriel

Looking for some suitable sister names for Uriel? Check out our collection of beautiful and unique names.

Arely heart imageArial heart imageAriele heart imageAriella heart imageErela heart imageErelah heart imageEriel heart imageEriella heart imageErlinda heart imageOralee heart image

Other Popular Names Beginning With U

Looking for more baby names starting with the letter U to resonate with your family’s naming tradition or to rhyme with the sibling names? Find a range of alternative names starting with this letter.

Names With Similar Meaning As Uriel

If you liked the divine meaning of this name Uriel, check out the similar ones from the list below.

Popular Songs On The Name Uriel

Acrostic Poem On Uriel

Dive into the lyrical charm of the name Uriel with this acrostic poem. Witness how each letter paints together a story, capturing the name’s individuality, strength, vitality, and sophistication. Inspiring, is it? Why not try a similar poem that describes what you think of your baby’s personality?

U
:

Unbelievably courageous, not afraid to speak your mind.

R
:

Royal and regal, you are meant to soar high like an eagle.

I
:

Impeccable in every detail, illustrious at every task.

E
:

Everything refined is how you can be defined.

L
:

Lifting the dark clouds in our life, our little sunshine.

‘Uriel’ In QR Code

Here's a unique feature for the modern, tech-savvy, and curious parents – have your baby's name in a QR code. If you want your close circle to know your newborn's name, all you need to do is simply scan and share it. The code not only shows the name but its meaning as well; this means you don't have to painfully explain the meaning of your baby's name anymore! So, go ahead. Download, save, and share it with your family and friends, or use it to create personalized keepsakes for your little one.

Adorable Nicknames For Uriel

Nicknames are an integral part of your communication with your baby. You tend to use several variations of your child’s name; some are meaningful, while others are simply adorable sounds. Here are a few nicknames you can begin with for the name Uriel.

  • Uri
  • Riel
  • Urie
  • El
  • Liel

Uriel’s Zodiac Sign As Per Western Astrology

Western astrology includes the construction of a horoscope based on the person’s exact time of birth and location to understand the positions of the planet, stars, and zodiac signs at that time. However, in popular culture, it is often narrowed down to the sun sign, which depends on the person’s birth date.There are 12 zodiac signs, each having dominant traits, planetary rulers, elemental connection, and more.

Zodiac sign or Sun sign

The Earth’s orbit around the sun is divided into 12 zodiac signs covering 30-degree sectors. According to Western astrology, the zodiac or sun sign depends on the sun’s position in one of these sectors at the time of your birth. Starting from the sun’s position at the March equinox, the chart goes anti-clockwise from Aries, followed by Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces. These signs are ruled by planetary bodies - Mars, Venus, Mercury, Moon, Sun, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Furthermore, they are categorized into triplicities or elemental signs - fire, water, air, and earth - that govern their characteristics. Each of these zodiac signs features certain personality traits that may determine how a person presents themselves.

Why the date of birth matters

Each zodiac sign in Western astrology is linked to a specific range of dates in the year. Unlike Vedic astrology, where names can sometimes be used to infer astrological details, Western astrology relies entirely on the birth date.

To know more about your baby’s zodiac sign, choose the period in which your baby’s date of birth falls, from the options given below. This will give you a glimpse into the world of astrology tailored for your baby.

Select your baby’s birthdate range

Mar 21 – Apr 19

Apr 20 – May 20

May 21 – Jun 20

Jun 21 – Jul 22

Jul 23 – Aug 22

Aug 23 – Sep 22

Sep 23 – Oct 22

Oct 23 – Nov 21

Nov 22 – Dec 21

Dec 22 – Jan 19

Jan 20 – Feb 18

Feb 19 – Mar 20

Sun Sign
Aries
Symbol
The Ram
Unicode Character
♈︎
Greek Name
Κριός (Krios)
Celestial Ruler
Mars
House
First House of Self
Ecliptic Longitude (a ≤ λ < b)
0° to 30°
Element (Triplicity)
Fire
Color
Red
Birthstone
Diamond
Modality
Cardinal
Polarity
Positive
Personality Traits
You are ambitious and competitive and love to be at the top of your game. Warm and friendly, you love getting attention, and your courage helps you face challenges easily. You are also quite direct and no-nonsense in your approach, which makes you a resilient leader.
Sun Sign
Taurus
Symbol
The Bull
Unicode Character
♉︎
Greek Name
Ταῦρος (Tauros)
Celestial Ruler
Venus
House
Second House of Value/Income
Ecliptic Longitude (a ≤ λ < b)
30° to 60°
Element (Triplicity)
Earth
Color
Green and Pink
Birthstone
Emerald
Modality
Fixed
Polarity
Negative
Personality Traits
You are calm and dependable. A loyal and loving person, your humble and persistent nature will help you achieve your goals. With Venus as your ruling planet, you are pleasure-seeking and enjoy indulging in artistic pursuits and leisure activities.
Sun Sign
Gemini
Symbol
The Twins
Unicode Character
♊︎
Greek Name
Δίδυμοι (Didymoi)
Celestial Ruler
Mercury
House
Third House of Communication/Sharing
Ecliptic Longitude (a ≤ λ < b)
60° to 90°
Element (Triplicity)
Air
Color
Yellow
Birthstone
Pearl/Moonstone
Modality
Mutable
Polarity
Positive
Personality Traits
You are spontaneous and quick-witted. Social and entertaining, your charm and intelligence mesmerize others, and it’s easy for you to have conversations with anybody. You are passionate about various things, so you always have your hands full with hobbies, projects, plans, and more.
Sun Sign
Cancer
Symbol
The Crab
Unicode Character
♋︎
Greek Name
Καρκίνος (Karkinos)
Celestial Ruler
Moon
House
Fourth House of Home and Family
Ecliptic Longitude (a ≤ λ < b)
90° to 120°
Element (Triplicity)
Water
Color
White/Silver
Birthstone
Ruby
Modality
Cardinal
Polarity
Negative
Personality Traits
You are sensitive, compassionate, intuitive, and nurturing. Your maternal instinct reflects in your care and love for your family and loved ones. You are artistic and emotional and can go to great lengths to ensure the people around you are comfortable and happy.
Sun Sign
Leo
Symbol
The Lion
Unicode Character
♌︎
Greek Name
Λέων (Leōn)
Celestial Ruler
Sun
House
Fifth House of Romance and Pleasure
Ecliptic Longitude (a ≤ λ < b)
120° to 150°
Element (Triplicity)
Fire
Color
Gold
Birthstone
Peridot
Modality
Fixed
Polarity
Positive
Personality Traits
You are charismatic and charming; a born leader. You are passionate about what you love, and your loyalty and joyous nature attract people. Your natural confidence and aura always put you in the center of attention. You like luxury and flamboyance, and your relationships are always fiery.
Sun Sign
Virgo
Symbol
The Maiden
Unicode Character
♍︎
Greek Name
Παρθένος (Parthenos)
Celestial Ruler
Mercury
House
Sixth House of Health and Wellness
Ecliptic Longitude (a ≤ λ < b)
150° to 180°
Element (Triplicity)
Earth
Color
Green and Brown
Birthstone
Sapphire
Modality
Mutable
Polarity
Negative
Personality Traits
You are diligent, practical, and detail-oriented, which makes you a perfectionist. However, you are also humble and reliable. You are intelligent, methodical, and observant, and thus, can be trusted to execute plans smoothly. Your kind and supportive nature makes you a trustworthy friend and partner.
Sun Sign
Libra
Symbol
The Scales
Unicode Character
♎︎
Greek Name
Ζυγός (Zygos)
Celestial Ruler
Venus
House
Seventh House of Balance and Partnerships
Ecliptic Longitude (a ≤ λ < b)
180° to 210°
Element (Triplicity)
Air
Color
Pink and Blue
Birthstone
Opal
Modality
Cardinal
Polarity
Positive
Personality Traits
You are diplomatic and social. You appreciate harmony and balance in your life and strive towards symmetry. A connoisseur of art, luxury, and knowledge, you have a sophisticated taste. Moreover, your kind and adaptable nature lets you connect with people from different avenues.
Sun Sign
Scorpio
Symbol
The Scorpion
Unicode Character
♏︎
Greek Name
Σκoρπίος (Skorpios)[16]
Celestial Ruler
Pluto/ Mars
House
Eighth House of Transformation
Ecliptic Longitude (a ≤ λ < b)
210° to 240°
Element (Triplicity)
Water
Color
Black
Birthstone
Topaz
Modality
Fixed
Polarity
Negative
Personality Traits
You are intuitive, intense, and connected to your emotional world. Often considered mysterious, your enigmatic personality makes you attractive and interesting. Your intensity and loyalty come through in your approach to relationships, making you a great partner and friend.
Sun Sign
Sagittarius
Symbol
The Archer
Unicode Character
♐︎
Greek Name
Τοξότης (Toxotēs)
Celestial Ruler
Jupiter
House
Ninth House of Purpose and Exploration
Ecliptic Longitude (a ≤ λ < b)
240° to 270°
Element (Triplicity)
Fire
Color
Purple
Birthstone
Turquoise/Tanzanite
Modality
Mutable
Polarity
Positive
Personality Traits
You are one of the most dynamic and easy-going signs. Adventurous and intellectual, you do not conform to rules and restrictions and create your own path. Your bright and passionate personality makes you a fun person to be around. You like to be spontaneous, and face challenges head on.
Sun Sign
Capricorn
Symbol
The Goat
Unicode Character
♑︎
Greek Name
Αἰγόκερως (Aigokerōs)
Celestial Ruler
Saturn
House
Tenth House of Enterprise
Ecliptic Longitude (a ≤ λ < b)
270° to 300°
Element (Triplicity)
Earth
Color
Gray and Brown
Birthstone
Garnet
Modality
Cardinal
Polarity
Negative
Personality Traits
You are disciplined, straightforward, and dedicated towards your goals. Your focus and determination make you stand apart from the crowd. However, contrasting your sharp and serious personality is a youthful and fun side that is mischievous and optimistic.
Sun Sign
Aquarius
Symbol
The Water-Bearer
Unicode Character
♒︎
Greek Name
Ὑδροχόος (Hydrokhoos)
Celestial Ruler
Uranus/Saturn
House
Eleventh House of Connections
Ecliptic Longitude (a ≤ λ < b)
300° to 330°
Element (Triplicity)
Air
Color
Blue
Birthstone
Amethyst
Modality
Fixed
Polarity
Positive
Personality Traits
You are creative, innovative, and eccentric. You take joy in intellectual and artistic pursuits, and your idealistic mindset shines through in your larger-than-life plans for humanity. You are sensitive, caring, and progressive. Your open-mindedness helps you connect and socialize with others.
Sun Sign
Pisces
Symbol
The Fish
Unicode Character
♓︎
Greek Name
Ἰχθύες (Ikhthyes)
Celestial Ruler
Neptune/Jupiter
House
Twelfth House of Spirituality
Ecliptic Longitude (a ≤ λ < b)
330° to 360°
Element (Triplicity)
Water
Color
Light green
Birthstone
Aquamarine
Modality
Mutable
Polarity
Negative
Personality Traits
You are compassionate, sensitive, and the most connected to your spiritual realm. A visionary, your emotional and imaginative mind is reflected in your art and creativity. You are kind, gentle, empathetic, and a big romantic. Your dreamy and mystical side makes you unique.

Uriel’s Zodiac Sign And Birth Star As Per Vedic Astrology

Vedic astrology, also called Jyotisha, provides deep insights into a person’s life based on celestial positions at birth. Rashi and nakshatra, which are an integral part of Jyotisha, are believed to influence an individual’s personality and life events. The following sections give you rashi-related information, such as the associated letters, elements, ruling body, quality, and nakshatra for the name Uriel. These details help analyze a person’s characteristics, personality, and behavior.

Zodiac Sign (Rashi)

As shown in the following table, each rashi is associated with specific sounds, which are often used as the starting letters of names for newborns in Hindu families. Each rashi is represented by a figure and one of the five elements – Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether (Space). One ruling celestial body, known as its 'rashi lord' or 'ruler' is assigned to these rashis. These bodies include Venus, Mars, Sun, Moon, Mercury, Jupiter, and Saturn. Furthermore, the rashis are assigned various qualities or gunas.

Rashi (zodiac sign)Vrishabha (Taurus)
Starting letters for Vrishabha (Taurus) rashiB, V, U, W
RepresentationBull
ElementEarth
Ruling bodyVenus
QualityFixed (sthira)

Birth Star (Nakshatra)

Another important aspect of Vedic Astrology is the nakshatras, the lunar constellations or star clusters that the Moon occupies during a person's birth. There are 27 nakshatras, each with its own unique qualities, attributes, and symbolism. Each rashi contains two-and-one-fourth nakshatras in it. For example, Aries contains Ashwini, Bharani, and Krithika nakshatras.

The below table provides information on the nakshatras’ degrees on the zodiac circle, their lords and related syllables, for babies born in the Vrishabha (Taurus) rashi. These syllables/phonetics are popularly used to choose the baby name. For precise nakshatra calculation based on your baby's birthplace and date, use our Nakshatra Calculator.

NakshatraDegrees Of The NakshatraNakshatra
Lord (Ruler)
Name Syllables
Krittika (Karthikai, Krithika)Taurus (0 to 10 degrees)SunAa, Ae, E, Ee, Ai, A, I, Oo, U
RohiniTaurus (10 to 23.20 degrees)MoonO, Va, Vaa, Vi, Vee, Wa, Wu
Mrigashira (Makayiram, Mrigasira)Taurus (23.20 to 30 degrees)MarsVe, Vo, Ka, Kaa, Ki, Kee, We, Wo

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Uriel In Different Languages

It’s exciting to see our baby’s name spelled and written in various languages. See how people spell Uriel in Spanish, French, German, Italian, and more! Each language has its own way of saying Uriel, but it’s still the same special name. Learn how the name looks and sounds in different languages around the world!

NameLanguageCode
UrielEnglishen
乌列尔Chinesezh-CN
उरीएलHindihi
UrielSpanishes
UrielFrenchfr
أوريلArabicar
উরিয়েলBengalibn
UrielPortuguesept
УриэльRussianru
یوریلUrduur
UrielIndonesianid
UrielGermande
ウリエルJapaneseja
उरीएलMarathimr
యూరియల్Telugute
UrielTurkishtr
யூரியல்Tamilta
UrielVietnamesevi
UrielTagalogtl
우리엘Koreanko
UrielHausaha
UrielSwahilisw
UrielJavanesejv
UrielItalianit
ਯੂਰੀਅਲPunjabipa
યુરીએલGujaratigu
อูรีเอลThaith
ಯುರಿಯಲ್Kannadakn
ዑራኤልAmharicam
उरीएलBhojpuribho
UrielYorubayo

Uriel In Fancy Fonts

Visualize your little one’s name in different captivating fonts. You can use these fancy styles on birth announcement cards, nursery decorations, personalized gifts, to name a few. Select the perfect font from these options for a touch of personalization.

  • Double Struck Font
    𝕌 𝕣 𝕚 𝕖 𝕝
  • Bold Script Font
    𝓤 𝓻 𝓲 𝓮 𝓵
  • Fancy Style 35 Font
    u r ï ε レ
  • Fancy Style 7 Font
    Ữ Ř Ɨ € Ł
  • Love Font
    U♥ r♥ i♥ e♥ l♥
  • Black Square Font
    🆄 🆁 🅸 🅴 🅻
  • Hand Writing 2 Font
    U ɾ ι ҽ ʅ
  • X Above Bellow Font
    U͓̽ r͓̽ i͓̽ e͓̽ l͓̽

How To Communicate The Name Uriel In Sign Languages

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In Braille Alphabet

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In Morse Code

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In Binary

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Name Numerology For Uriel

Numerology is an occult system that gives significance to numbers and their influence on human life and destiny. Numerologists attribute specific qualities, energies, and characteristics to a number. Parents who believe in numerology prefer to choose baby names that resonate positively with the child’s unique numerical vibrations, often derived from their date of birth. Here we give a general birth number and personality traits of the name Uriel, based on the Pythagorean (Western) system. This analysis will differ from child to child based on their date of birth. You may use our numerology calculator for more personalized information.

The name you give a child at birth is like their numerological DNA - it is a blueprint of who they are, their talents and character traits, their likes and dislikes, and much more. So choose carefully and, if possible, consider an ancestral name, especially one that belonged to an ancestor who did well and lived a good life. But consult a numerologist for more insight and perhaps a little fine-tuning by changing a letter or adding a middle name.

- Hans Decoz

Baby Name Lists Containing Uriel

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the meaning of the name Uriel?

The name Uriel means ‘God is my light.’

2. What is the origin of the name Uriel?

Uriel has a Hebrew origin.

3. How to pronounce the name Uriel?

Uriel is pronounced as yuh-ree-ul.

4. Is Uriel a popular name?

The name Uriel is relatively popular in the US. In 2022, it was given to 622 babies and it was the 486th most popular name in the country during the year (1).

5. What is the feminine version of Uriel?

The feminine version of Uriel is Urielle or Eurielle. While Uriel is traditionally used as a masculine name and is associated with the archangel in various religious traditions, Urielle is the feminine form of the name and can be used as a girl name.

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