HeartEYE-ra; EE-ra
Hebrew, Russian, Greek
"watchful one; peace"

Ira Origin and Meaning

The name Ira is both a boy's name and a girl's name of Hebrew, Russian origin meaning "watchful one; peace".
Ira for a girl can be either a Russian short form of Irina, meaning "peace", or a gender-switch of the Hebrew male name Ira.

Annette Bening and Warren Beatty broke the ice by using this Old Testament male standard as the middle name of their daughter Isabel, and food writer Molly Yeh named her second daughter Ira Dorothy in 2022, sister to Bernadette "Bernie".

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Famous People Named Ira

  • Virginia Carolina Theresa Pancrazia Galdina "Ira" von FĂĽrstenbergGerman princess, socialite and designer
  • Jane Ira BloomAmerican jazz saxophonist
  • Ira WolfAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Ira Khandaughter of Aamir Khan

Ira in Pop Culture

  • IRAAcronym for Irish Republican Army
  • Irapronounced "eerh,uh," traditional nickname for Irina in Slavic countries
  • IraLatin word for "Wrath," as one of the seven deadly sins
  • Ira Hathcharacter in William Nicholson's "Wind on Fire" series