Origin and Meaning of the Name Ira
(EYE rah); (EE rah)
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In the Bible Ira is King David's priest. Popular in the early part of the twentieth century it has since become rare. This is said EYE rah.
It is also used as a female name in Germany and other European countries. This use comes from it being a Greek form of Hera and a nickname for names such as Irina. This is said EE rah.
As a Sanskrit male name pronounced 'EE-ruh', it is that of the Wind-God, Vayu. As a Sanskrit female name pronounced 'ih-RAH', its meaning is "the earth" and it is a name of the Goddess Saraswati, Goddess of Wisdom.
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