[ 2 syll. i-ra, ir-a ] The baby girl name Ira is also used as a boy name, with the latter form being far more popular. It is pronounced AY-Rah in English †. Ira is of Old Greek origin. It is used mainly in Italian, Latvian, and Russian. Ira is a form of the English, German, Italian, Scandinavian, and Spanish Irene.
Ira is uncommon as a baby girl name. In 1900, 0.016% of baby girls were named Ira. It was #481 in rank then. The baby name has fallen out of favor since then, and is of only irregular use today. Within the family of girl names directly related to Ira, Irene was the most popular in 2018. Ira has in the last century been primarily given to boys. In 1947, 10 times more boys than girls were given the name Ira.
† Pronunciation for Ira: AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"