Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Watchful
Main Origin Language: Hebrew
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In 2017 the name Ira...

• was given to 211 baby boys
• was the 971st most popular name for baby boys
• was 90% more popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Nebraska, Oregon, and Iowa
• a unisex name which was given to boys 61% of the time
• was about as popular as Simeon and Ledger
Babies Named Ira Born Per Year
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(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Ira...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1950
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 2001
• is 75% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 42% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Lewis, Archie, Walter, Dolly, Ida, Melva
• has the most opposite popularity history to Javier, Britton, Rafael, Noemi, Annalisa, Anamaria
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Ira Per State
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Geographically the name Ira...

• 19% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Edison, Harlan, Huxley, Kenley, Annika, Ingrid
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Ethan, Thomas, Jacob, Ava, Olivia, Abigail
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Ira by the Baby Name Institute

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• What are the chances a kid named Ira will be the only kid named Ira in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Ira compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Ira rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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