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58k
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since 1880

Ira

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Watchful
  • #874 All Time
Girls
Boys

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
188026516249#66 boy name
18812948286#57 boy name
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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 1917 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ira" ranks #59 in popularity as a baby boy's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, 42 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 1917. Across the entire United States a total of 941 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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 ideas, that you bring to life.

R is for realist, the way you are.

A is for able, for you surely are.

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

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

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 new england region? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Ira

Ira Gershwin

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

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Ira Wood

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

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Past life for Ira born Sep 18, 1938

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 China approximately on 1600. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

Name poster for Ira

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