What does Ira mean?
Ira /ira/ as a boys' name (also used less generally 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.
(male) Ioaira, Ioara, ..
(female) Iraia, Irla, ..
How popular is Ira?
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 history of Ira for boys. Ira reached its peak rank of #72 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is presently at #1159. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Ira▼ is alike in pronunciation to Aaro, Ara, Ari▲, Arie, Ario, Arri, Arry, Ary, Arye, Aryo, Eero, Eri, Erie, Oro, Orry, Uri, Uria, Uriah▲, Yuri, Yuria and Yury. Other recommended names are Irl, Irv and Isa. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ira.