What does Ira mean?
Ira \i-ra\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' 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 prominent first name for males (#351 out of 1220, Top 29%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#57544 out of 150436, Top 38%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Ira for boys. Ira reached its peak rank of #72 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)