Given Name IRA (1)

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: עִירָא (Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: IE-rə (English)  [details]

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.

Categories

biblical, Kill la Kill characters, The Sopranos characters, virtues
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: 'Ira' (Biblical Hebrew)
SAME SPELLING: 'Ira', Ira (2)
USER SUBMISSIONS: Ira, Ira
Entry updated December 8, 2017