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The name Ira is of Hebrew origin, and means watchful.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Ira has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Ira
Use of the Name Ira for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
50,020 13,244 2,518 0 0 0 0
The table below indicates the number of times the name Ira has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Ira last appeared in the top thousand boy or girl names during 1992, the last year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Ira
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
18806624942616
1881572866488
1882712447088
18836723945518
18846628451117
18857523559014
18868519846922
18877721548022
18888422252823
18898520752124
18908220965417
18919117955123
18928823153127
18939818155626
18949320680015
18959520764923
189610019054131
18979918049335
18989819562827
189912013854231
190010721848050
190111814258329
190212415653037
190311916756234
190414114366028
190512816952043
190613715158037
190712419571728
190813019664036
190914717365337
191013723363944
191114023762048
191215239470651
191315347865563
191415260474360
191514681376475
191614982179374
191715186075884
191816386284373
191916581678980
192017082881380
192116688077689
192217779277987
192317282573299
1924173839739100
192518378276594
192618078983278
192718179473494
1928196718706100
192920165781775
193019969978980
193120761587262
193219466182569
193320158471883
193421356891357
193521654882669
193623049883066
193720857488362
193821954994657
193922652898053
194020662586568
1941220596  
1942205759  
194323161799264
194422561090272
194521266090969
1946217778  
194721688197284
1948225822  
1949230783  
1950232792  
1951235808  
1952245761  
1953256726  
1954264707  
1955274678  
1956279699  
1957298642  
1958307603  
1959319593  
1960318601  
1961334546  
1962353500  
1963390415  
1964387420  
1965383410  
1966378399  
1967395371  
1968419335  
1969389408  
1970434352  
1971447335  
1972422349  
1973440316  
1974478276  
1975440322  
1976490263  
1977458306  
1978455307  
1979498280  
1980504282  
1981507275  
1982534255  
1983547233  
1984582211  
1985691162  
1986642195  
1987688173  
1988778148  
1989789157  
1990835151  
1991862148  
1992949128  
Totals:  50,020 3,349

During the last 125 years, parents have used Ira as a boy's name about 93% of the time and less frequently (about 6% of the time) as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are slightly lower than actual counts because the name Ira appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 113 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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