Ira

Ira - A very unique female name



  Mar 23,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Ira, meaning watchful one, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #613. 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 girl name Ira was given to 24 baby girls in 2012, ranking #2751 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 58,885 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Ira peaked in popularity 108 years ago in 1911 on position 607.



Famous with this name

Ira Glass
Ira Levin
Ira Steiner


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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 New Jersey at position #1,059 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #2,636.

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.

Irie / Iyari / Ireri /

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
20122751
20112825
20103707
20094802
20034382
19914382
19822482
19732785
19712780
19641562
19632414
19622178
19612198
19602386
19591811
19581689
19571288
19561636
19551269
19541406
19531250
19521018
1951983
19501123
19491083
19481108
1947858
1946968
1945867
1944850
1943888
1942992
1941972
1940822
1939868
1938790
1937835
1936791
1935749
1934827
1933676
1932740
1931792
1930721
1929826
1928657
1927702
1926769
1925760
1924693
1923688
1922718
1921716
1920752
1919752
1918797
1917737
1916725
1915713
1914744
1913626
1912660
1911607
1910613

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Jersey1059
California2078
Texas2636

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 female 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
1911
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Ira
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 58,885
Letter count 3
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +24

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