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Ira

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Watchful
  • #874 All Time
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How popular is the name "Ira" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 265 16 249 #66 boy name
1881 294 8 286 #57 boy name
1882 252 8 244 #71 boy name
1883 257 18 239 #67 boy name
1884 301 17 284 #66 boy name
1885 249 14 235 #75 boy name
1886 220 22 198 #85 boy name
1887 237 22 215 #77 boy name
1888 245 23 222 #84 boy name
1889 231 24 207 #85 boy name
1890 226 17 209 #82 boy name
1891 202 23 179 #91 boy name
1892 258 27 231 #88 boy name
1893 207 26 181 #98 boy name
1894 221 15 206 #93 boy name
1895 230 23 207 #95 boy name
1896 221 31 190
1897 215 35 180 #99 boy name
1898 222 27 195 #98 boy name
1899 169 31 138
1900 268 50 218
1901 171 29 142
1902 193 37 156
1903 201 34 167
1904 172 28 144
1905 212 43 169
1906 188 37 151
1907 224 28 196
1908 232 36 196
1909 212 37 175
1910 278 45 233
1911 284 48 236
1912 444 50 394
1913 542 63 479
1914 665 60 605
1915 887 75 812
1916 894 74 820
1917 941 84 857
1918 935 73 862
1919 897 80 817
1920 910 81 829
1921 966 88 878
1922 880 88 792
1923 929 99 830
1924 934 100 834
1925 883 94 789
1926 864 80 784
1927 888 95 793
1928 827 100 727
1929 729 74 655
1930 783 80 703
1931 680 63 617
1932 729 69 660
1933 663 83 580
1934 625 55 570
1935 620 71 549
1936 566 66 500
1937 637 61 576
1938 611 58 553
1939 577 52 525
1940 693 68 625
1941 654 51 603
1942 813 53 760
1943 686 66 620
1944 684 72 612
1945 726 68 658
1946 840 61 779
1947 968 84 884
1948 893 69 824
1949 855 65 790
1950 853 58 795
1951 881 69 812
1952 843 82 761
1953 774 48 726
1954 765 57 708
1955 731 51 680
1956 753 54 699
1957 698 57 641
1958 644 39 605
1959 632 38 594
1960 634 33 601
1961 597 48 549
1962 538 37 501
1963 450 35 415
1964 462 43 419
1965 433 25 408
1966 425 25 400
1967 393 20 373
1968 354 20 334
1969 442 31 411
1970 371 21 350
1971 362 25 337
1972 367 20 347
1973 349 32 317
1974 296 20 276
1975 337 16 321
1976 276 12 264
1977 320 14 306
1978 322 15 307
1979 299 15 284
1980 298 16 282
1981 293 18 275
1982 281 26 255
1983 245 12 233
1984 230 19 211
1985 170 9 161
1986 215 18 197
1987 182 6 176
1988 162 14 148
1989 170 12 158
1990 165 14 151
1991 159 11 148
1992 137 8 129
1993 121 12 109
1994 124 15 109
1995 121 9 112
1996 134 11 123
1997 116 8 108
1998 103 8 95
1999 99 0 99
2000 101 0 101
2001 98 10 88
2002 146 9 137
2003 116 13 103
2004 119 12 107
2005 104 11 93
2006 118 18 100
2007 128 17 111
2008 114 16 98
2009 151 25 126
2010 168 38 130
2011 154 45 109
2012 209 60 149
2013 232 78 154
2014 264 104 160

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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 1916 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ira" ranks #90 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, 35 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 1916. Across the entire United States a total of 894 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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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 region near the Rockies? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Ira" mean? The list below shows the origins of Ira as well as things modernly associated with the name Ira such as celebrities named Ira.

Hebrew

Origin and Meaning of Ira

The name "Ira" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "Watchful". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

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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Alternative Meanings

I is for intense, your zest of living.

R is for realist, the way you are.

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

Your name in reverse order is "Ari". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Iar". 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.

Past life for Ira born Jun 26, 1971

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Sumatra approximately on 1675. Your profession was seaman, cook, and carpenter.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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