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IRA

as a First Name

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Biblical name (meaning ‘watchful’ in Hebrew), borne by a character mentioned very briefly in the Bible, one of the chief officers of King David (2 Samuel 20:26). It was taken up by the Puritans in the 17th century, and is still occasionally used, mainly in the United States. It was famously borne by the lyricist Ira Gershwin (1896–1983).
874th in the U.S.

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Tens of Thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
48,329
to be exact
West Virginia
has the most people named Ira per capita
1915
marked the height of its popularity
3%
97%
62%
55+
31%
30-54
5%
13-29
3%
0-12

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