Ira

Ira - A very unique male name



  Feb 25,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Ira, meaning watchful one, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #146. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Ira and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Ira? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Ira. The baby boy name Ira was given to 86 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1269 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 19,082 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Ira peaked in popularity 107 years ago in 1910 on position 146.



Famous with this name

Ira Shuman
Ira Garden
Ira Belgrade


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Ira is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Ira is currently topping the baby name charts in Minnesota at position #516 - and is the least popular in California at position #1,305.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Ira is where you live.


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Ira origin and meaning

Ira is a 3 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means watchful one. To see famous people named Ira, pop culture references for the name Ira and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Ira

We've found the following names that sound similar to Ira, sorted by popularity.

Ihor / Irie /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121269
20111576
20101420
20091482
20081672
20071725
20062022
20051730
20041520
20031467
20021195
20011939
20001626
19991502
19981264
19971224
19961108
19951245
19941177
19931192
1992959
1991870
1990834
1989824
1988789
1987739
1986661
1985752
1984606
1983548
1982547
1981509
1980529
1979522
1978463
1977459
1976515
1975442
1974485
1973438
1972428
1971446
1970436
1969396
1968415
1967395
1966377
1965387
1964381
1963396
1962351
1961340
1960322
1959320
1958315
1957296
1956279
1955275
1954266
1953256
1952248
1951240
1950231
1949231
1948226
1947216
1946218
1945213
1944222
1943234
1942205
1941221
1940206
1939227
1938220
1937209
1936228
1935219
1934217
1933202
1932195
1931207
1930201
1929200
1928195
1927182
1926181
1925184
1924172
1923172
1922179
1921169
1920170
1919167
1918162
1917152
1916153
1915149
1914151
1913153
1912157
1911151
1910146

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Minnesota516
Washington699
Colorado833
Indiana850
Pennsylvania881
Georgia984
Virginia1028
Michigan1068
Ohio1101
Texas1257
California1305

Even more about Ira


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Ira a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Ira?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1910
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Ira
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 19,082
Letter count 3
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +86

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