Meaning and name origin
Ira \i-ra\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Ira), is pronounced EYE-rah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ira is "full-grown; watchful". Biblical: the name of a priest or chief minister to King David. Lyricist Ira Gershwin.
Ira is a very popular first name for males (#351 out of 1220, Top 29%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ira for boys. Ira reached its highest rank of #72 in the U.S. in 1880-1889 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).