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Meaning and Name Origin

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%) but an uncommon surname for all people. (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. (2014 Birth 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 alike in pronunciation to Ara, Ari, Ary, Eri, Oro, Uri and Uria. Other recommended similar baby names are Irl, Irv, Isa and Iyar. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ira.