IRA (1)
GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: עִירָא (Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: IE-rÉ™ (English)   [key]
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.
Related Names
OTHER LANGUAGES: 'Ira' (Biblical Hebrew)
Popularity
United States  -