Gender Masculine
Scripts עִירָא(Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. IE-rə(English)  [key·IPA]

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 & Cultures'Ira'(Biblical Hebrew)
Same Spelling'Ira', Ira 2
User SubmissionIra


People think this name is

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Name Days

Austria: October 20
Latvia: April 11
Latvia: May 13


Entry updated January 22, 2019