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Ira Name Popularity

How popular is the name Ira? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 146 181 0.0514%
1911 152 180 0.0483%
1912 157 348 0.069%
1913 153 434 0.0765%
1914 151 580 0.0832%
1915 148 775 0.0853%
1916 153 771 0.0798%
1917 152 812 0.0812%
1918 162 827 0.0771%
1919 167 787 0.0752%
1920 171 788 0.0709%
1921 169 840 0.0734%
1922 178 759 0.0681%
1923 172 798 0.0712%
1924 172 808 0.0696%
1925 184 751 0.0664%
1926 181 757 0.0688%
1927 183 762 0.0688%
1928 195 695 0.065%
1929 200 627 0.0605%
1930 201 657 0.0629%
1931 207 582 0.059%
1932 195 626 0.0634%
1933 202 538 0.0577%
1934 217 523 0.0541%
1935 219 509 0.0524%
1936 228 468 0.0486%
1937 209 541 0.0549%
1938 221 516 0.0504%
1939 227 489 0.0481%
1940 206 586 0.0551%
1941 220 552 0.049%
1942 205 733 0.058%
1943 235 587 0.045%
1944 222 577 0.0466%
1945 213 620 0.0508%
1946 219 741 0.0502%
1947 216 853 0.0511%
1948 226 787 0.0493%
1949 231 755 0.0469%
1950 231 762 0.0473%
1951 241 769 0.0454%
1952 248 723 0.0414%
1953 258 698 0.0394%
1954 266 668 0.0365%
1955 275 644 0.035%
1956 279 663 0.0351%
1957 299 606 0.0315%
1958 315 554 0.0293%
1959 320 547 0.0288%
1960 322 557 0.0294%
1961 339 496 0.0263%
1962 352 463 0.0252%
1963 396 369 0.0206%
1964 380 395 0.0224%
1965 387 362 0.0221%
1966 377 368 0.0236%
1967 395 327 0.0215%
1968 416 296 0.0197%
1969 397 359 0.0233%
1970 440 302 0.019%
1971 445 290 0.0193%
1972 428 300 0.022%
1973 443 271 0.0209%
1974 484 226 0.0174%
1975 436 283 0.022%
1976 516 197 0.0153%
1977 459 262 0.0194%
1978 463 255 0.019%
1979 522 218 0.0155%
1980 530 211 0.0144%
1981 510 226 0.0154%
1982 546 198 0.0132%
1983 549 188 0.0127%
1984 607 147 0.0099%
1985 752 93 0.0061%
1986 662 137 0.0091%
1987 737 105 0.0069%
1988 782 97 0.0062%
1989 809 104 0.0064%
1990 825 106 0.0064%
1991 857 97 0.006%
1992 941 83 0.0052%
1993 1,159 50 0.0032%
1994 1,141 53 0.0035%
1995 1,198 47 0.0031%
1996 1,087 63 0.0042%
1997 1,189 53 0.0036%
1998 1,226 50 0.0033%
1999 1,433 36 0.0024%
2000 1,522 33 0.0022%
2001 1,755 22 0.0015%
2002 1,166 72 0.0048%
2003 1,392 47 0.0031%
2004 1,426 47 0.0031%
2005 1,606 37 0.0024%
2006 1,825 28 0.0018%
2007 1,579 44 0.0028%
2008 1,526 48 0.0031%
2009 1,370 67 0.0045%
2010 1,324 70 0.0049%
2011 1,437 54 0.0038%
2012 1,190 88 0.0062%
2013 1,180 90 0.0063%
2014 1,183 89 0.0061%
2015 1,039 125 0.0086%
2016 932 156 0.0108%
2017 932 158 0.0113%
2018 903 168 0.0122%
2019 859 187 0.0138%

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What names sound like Ira?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Ara

Armenian

Ari

Lion

Hebrew

Ary

Hebrew

Eri

Irish

Iyar

Light

Hebrew

Or

Light, brilliance

Hebrew

Oro

Golden

Spanish

Uri

My light, my flame

Hebrew

Uria

My light is Jehovah

Hebrew


What names are similar to Ira?

Find a name that’s like Ira, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Irl

Nobleman, warrior, prince

English

Irv

Green or fresh water

Gaelic

Isa

Laughter; salvation of God; the Lord helps me

Hebrew


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