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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Neutral. Ranked #874 most popular

What does the name "Ira" mean?

Ira (Hebrew): Watchful

The name "Ira" is of Hebrew origin and it means "Watchful". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls. There are 136 other names that are similar to this one.

I is for impress, for impress you will.

R is for relax, you know how!

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

Your name in reverse order is "Ari". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ari". How do you pronounce that?

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How popular is the name "Ira" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Ira? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 58,023 babies born with the name Ira in the United States. That's more than enough Iras to occupy the territory of Greenland (Denmark) with an estimated population of 56,749 (as of January 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 265 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Ira" was in 1947 with a total of 884 babies.

According to the 1928 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ira" is not a popular baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, only 19 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1928. Across the entire United States a total of only 827 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

Where is the name Ira popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Ira in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the north east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Ira

Ira Gershwin

Ira Gershwin is a lyricist with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1 to present. Ira was born in 1896 as Israel Gershowitz in New York City, New York, U.S.


Ira Wood

Ira Wood is a congressman. Ira was born in 1984 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA.


Past life for Ira born Dec 5, 1972

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern India approximately on 1100. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.