Ira - girls name

Ira name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 78%

Ira name meaning:

The name Ira is derived from several different origins and holds different meanings across various cultures. In Sanskrit, Ira means "earth" or "goddess of speech," symbolizing a strong connection to nature and communication. In Hebrew, Ira is a unisex name that means "watchful" or "vigilant." It can also be a shortened form of the name Irene, which means "peace" in Greek.

For girls specifically, Ira is often associated with qualities of intelligence, independence, and determination. Girls named Ira tend to be highly observant and thoughtful, displaying a natural curiosity and eagerness to learn. They possess a strong sense of responsibility and can be dependable and trustworthy. Ira is a name that exudes confidence and resilience, empowering girls to overcome challenges and achieve their goals. Overall, the name Ira carries a sense of femininity and strength, reflecting the diverse meanings it holds across different cultures.

Origin: Hebrew

Watchful, descendant.


Unisex names

Other girls names beginning with I


Overall UK ranking: 1224 out of 5581

27 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Ira

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