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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.


Popularity

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ira name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ira outside U.S.


Similar Names

Ira is also pronounced similarly to Ara, Ari, Ary, Eri, Oro, Uri and Uria. Other suggested similar baby names are Irl, Irv, Isa and Iyar. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ira.

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