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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.
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.
Popularity of Ira
Ira is a very popular first name for males (#351 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
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