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GenderMasculine
Scriptsעִירָא Hebrew
PronouncedPron.IE-rə English
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Meaning & History

Means "watchful" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of King David's priest. As an English Christian given name, Ira began to be used after the Protestant Reformation. In the 17th century the Puritans brought it to America, where remained moderately common into the 20th century.
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Entry updated December 8, 2017