First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Hira mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Hira

User Submitted Origins

     Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Hira means "It is the cave with the last Prophet Muhammad received his first revelation and prayed.".
  • A user from Pakistan says the name Hira is of Arabic origin and means "The name of a sacred cave where Last Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W) received his first revelation".
  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Hira means "Vast" and is of Kurdish origin.
  • A submission from Michigan, U.S. says the name Hira means "Darkness" and is of Arabic origin.
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International Interest


  1. (Islam) the grotto or cave, in Saudi Arabia, where Muhammad first received the Qur'an from Gabriel

Notable Persons Named Hira

He breathed his last breath in 2010.


Hira was born on December 18th, 1843 in Badrukhan. He left this life on December 24th, 1911.


Hira was born on January 26th, 1905. He passed away on January 23rd, 1985.


Hira Lal Devpura is a Chief Minister of Rajasthan and List of Chief Ministers of Rajasthan.


Hira Devi Waiba was a nepali folk singer and nepali language. Hira was born on September 9th, 1940 in Ambootia, Darjeeling, India. She passed away on January 19th, 2011.


Hira Singh Gabria is a Cabinet Minister of Punjab, Jail & Tourism Minister of Punjab, Member of Legislative Assembly, and Member of the Legislative Assembly. Hira was born in 1948 in Ludhiana,Punjab.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Hira

Mikijirō Hira is an actor. They have had major accomplishments since 1956. Mikijirō was born on November 21st, 1933 in Hiroshima, Japan.



Takehiro Hira is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to 2001. Takehiro was born on July 27th, 1974 in Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan.


Roneel Hira is a cricketer. Roneel was born on January 23rd, 1987 in Auckland, New Zealand.


He died in 680.


Rezaul was born on December 1st, 1942.


How popular is the baby name Hira in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1984 5 5 0
1987 8 8 0
1988 15 15 0
1989 5 5 0
1990 20 20 0
1991 19 19 0
1992 20 20 0
1993 24 24 0
1994 20 20 0
1995 28 28 0
1996 25 25 0
1997 19 19 0
1998 29 29 0
1999 35 35 0
2000 18 18 0
2001 25 25 0
2002 12 12 0
2003 15 15 0
2004 22 22 0
2005 13 13 0
2006 13 13 0
2007 21 21 0
2008 16 16 0
2009 13 13 0
2010 8 8 0
2011 9 9 0
2012 7 7 0
2013 6 6 0
2014 19 19 0
2015 15 15 0
2016 23 23 0
2017 12 12 0
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

Where is the name Hira popular?

International Interest for Hira

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Hira as a first name

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Popularity of Hira as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hira U.S.
  White 6.43% 64.26%
  African American 2.34% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 81.87% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.95% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.29% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.12% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hira

People with the last name Hira are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Hira

  • How Popular is the name Hira? Hira is the 15,570th most popular name of all time. As a last name Hira was the 42,308th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Hira have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 539 babies born with the first name Hira in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hira to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hira? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1984 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Hira first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hira is Friday, June 26th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Hira born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hira was in 1999 with a total of 35 babies.
  • Random Hira Factoid: According to the 1988 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Hira is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 1988.
  • Weird things about the name Hira: Your name in reverse order is Arih. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hari. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hira? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 513 people with the last name Hira.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hira? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Hira as their last name since less than 1 person in 588k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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