Uraidla is derived from the aboriginal word Yureidla.
Yureidla meaning area of the two ears – referring to the profile of mounts Lofty and Bonython, when viewed against the skyline. The shape being similar to the ears of a mythical creature in the folklore of the Kaurna Aboriginal people.
Uraidla was not a surveyed township, but rather developed over time on land owned by the Cutting, Willcox and Dyer families. A cluster of houses and other buildings gradually evolved over the years into the gardening and fruit-growing township we now recognise.