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Ira - Meaning of Ira

What does Ira mean?

[ 2 syll. i-ra, ir-a ] The baby boy name Ira is sometimes used as a girl name. It is pronounced in English as AY-Rah †. Ira is used predominantly in the English and Hebrew languages, and it is derived from Hebrew origins. The name's meaning is watchful.

Irah, Irra, and Irrah are variants of Ira.

See also the related categories, hebrew and watchful (vigilant).

Ira is a classic favorite. Today it is still somewhat popular as a baby name for boys, though not to the extent it was in the past. In 1900, 0.134% of baby boys were given the name Ira. It ranked at #107 then. The baby name has since experienced a marked fall in popularity, and is in recent years of very light use. In 2018, its usage was only 0.011% and its ranking #957, but it was nonetheless the most widely used among all boy names in its group. Ira has in the past century been mostly given to baby boys. In 1947, the name Ira was given to 10 times as many baby boys than girls.

Baby names that sound like Ira include Irish, Irishe, Aaric, Aarick, Aarik, Ahraya, Ahrgus, Arach, Archee, Archey, Archi, Archie, Archy, Arec, Areck, Arek, Ares, Arges, Argie, and Argos.

† Pronunciation for Ira: AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"


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