What does Ira mean?
(female) Iria, Irio, ..
(male) Iril, Irin, .. Middle name pairings:
Ira Kaylie (I.K.), ..
How popular is Ira?
Ira is a very popular first name for females (#1535 out of 4276, Top 36%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#57544 out of 150436, Top 38%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Ira reached its apex rank of #513 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source form and related girl names. Irene (#629 from current records), Rina, Rena, Irine and Irena are the popular related forms of Ira. Usage of these relations of Ira reached its highest a century ago (average #942) and is now significantly lower, with forms such as Irene going out of style.
Ira▼ is pronounced similarly to Airi, Ara▼, Ari▲, Aria▲, Ariah▲, Arie, Ariya▲, Arria, Arya▲, Aura, Aurea, Auria, Eira, Eiry, Iara, Ora▼, Orah, Oria, Orra, Orya, Uira, Uriya, Yaira, Yara and Yeira. Other recommended names are Ida▼, Idra, Ila▼, Ima▼, Ina▼, Irma▼, Isa, Ita and Iva▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ira.See names in meaning and etymology.