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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Ira
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Ira in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Ira:
Records indicate that 3,350 girls in the United States have been named Ira since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1928, when 101 people in the U.S. were given the name Ira. Those people are now 92 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Ira
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7 Positive Comments
"My Name Is Ira Christene And I Love My Name!! I Am 76 Years Old And Have Never Had Anything Negative Said About My Name. Whenever I Tell Someone My Name, They Comment On It Being A Beautiful Name!! I Have Met 2 Ladies With The Name Ira, One Was My Nurse When My Second Child Was Born And The Other I Met When I Was Taking Trip And I Rode A Greyhound Bus And She Was Our Bus Driver. They Were Both Beautiful People!!" Jul. 29, 2016:
"Ira is also shorten version of the female name Irina in Slavic languages. So it depends where one lives." Apr. 18, 2016:
"I love this name. It's beautiful and unique. I plan to name my daughter Ira Aliz." Feb. 2, 2016:
"I'm a woman called Ira born in 1972. Hated it when younger given all the trouble in Ireland (i live in England) I love it now. No one else has it and that makes it so much better!" Jan. 5, 2016:
"I am planing to name my new lil girl as Ira, we like this name and unique." Aug. 19, 2014:
"i think it is one of the most beautiful names in history..." Nov. 30, 2013:
"Ira is surely a wonderful name- yes even for girls.According to hindu mythology Ira is the name of one the girls behind one of the known Gods(Lord Ganesha-popularly known as son of Lord Shiva). According to it Ira means 'earth'. While according to hebrew mythology 'Ira' means 'watchful'.I think its the best name one can have." Apr. 28, 2007:
8 Neutral Comments
"My name is Irina and short version is Ira, Im female and therefore it is female name:)" Feb. 17, 2019:
"Well my middle name is Ira, I inherited it from my great grandfather. It was very common name for men in the 19th century." May. 14, 2016:
"Horrific name for a boy, and much worse for a girl. Not pleasing to the ear, and has no redeemable qualities. In the Old Testament Ira was Kind David's priest." Jun. 9, 2015:
"Ira is also another name of Goddess Saraswati - Hindu goddess of knowledge" May. 4, 2011:
"hi..my name is Ira, n m vey much a female very very satisfied with my name..people often compliment me for my name.people do spell it wrong majority of times,they spell it as era.. the correct pronunciation for IRA is eerah!! i dnt think there shud b an issue over whethr its a gals name or a boys, coz wot matters is dat it luks cool n people like it on both genders.. n den also its a personal choice.. follow the trend ladies n gentlemen :)" Mar. 7, 2009:
"Ira is a male name, commonly borne by grandfathers in the United States but rarely by children nowadays. Women are usually Irene or Iris (both names derived from Greek mythology), but I suppose Ira makes a cool girl's name. Irene is probably considered a bit grannyish at the present time, but Iris is the name of Jude Law and Sadie Frost's little girl. So I guess that while Irene is uncool and Iris is cool, Ira for a girl is even cooler." Jun. 11, 2008:
"I don't think it's a girl's name. I've met only one person named Ira and it was a boy." May. 26, 2008:
"Yeah, it's my name and I'm a guy. It's not all that common, and I have had a fair number of people ask me if it isn't a girl's name. Yes, I get asked to spell it pretty often. Yes, folks usually allude to the Individual Retirement Account, and, occasionally to the Irish Republican Army...once in awhile, to Ira Hayes, a native American who helped raise the flag on Iwo Jima (and was in that famous photograph)." May. 7, 2008:
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