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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Iqra mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Iqra

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User Submitted Meanings

  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Iqra means "Read".
  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Iqra means "Read or recite".
  • According to a user from Minnesota, United States, the name Iqra is of Arabic origin and means "To read".
  • A submission from Pakistan says the name Iqra means "Recite or read" and is of Arabic origin.
  • According to a user from Texas, United States, the name Iqra means "Read".
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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Iqra

Iqra was born in Rukanpur, Rahim Yar Khan District, Punjab, Pakistan.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1990 7 7 0
1991 16 16 0
1992 25 25 0
1993 27 27 0
1994 27 27 0
1995 25 25 0
1996 29 29 0
1997 24 24 0
1998 39 39 0
1999 36 36 0
2000 40 40 0
2001 48 48 0
2002 37 37 0
2003 23 23 0
2004 30 30 0
2005 27 27 0
2006 23 23 0
2007 32 32 0
2008 27 27 0
2009 26 26 0
2010 36 36 0
2011 49 49 0
2012 54 54 0
2013 45 45 0
2014 61 61 0
2015 60 60 0
2016 65 65 0
2017 61 61 0
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Iqra

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Iqra as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Iqra

  • How Popular is the name Iqra? Iqra is the 10,572nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Iqra have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 999 babies born with the first name Iqra in the United States. That's more than enough people named Iqra to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Iqra? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1990 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Iqra born? The highest recorded use of the first name Iqra was in 2016 with a total of 65 babies.
  • Random Iqra Factoid: According to the 1994 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Iqra is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1994.
  • Weird things about the name Iqra: Your name in reverse order is Arqi. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aqir. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Iqra born Sep 2, 1960

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 Ukraine approximately on 800. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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