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Ira 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.

Baby names that sound like Ira are Ara, Ari, Ary, Eri, Iyar, Or, Oro, Uri and Uria. Other similar baby names are Irl, Irv and Isa.

Popularity of Ira

Ira is a very popular first name for men (#351 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).

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Popularity of name Ira
Popularity of Ira