The masculine name Ira is of Hebrew origin. In the Old Testament, it is the name of King David’s priest. The female form is a Russian short form of Irina or Irene. Ira can also be derived from the name Hera, the Greek goddess. Ira is also a Sanskrit gender-neutral name.
The boy’s name Ira means “watchful” (from Hebrew “ʿīrā/עִירָא”). The girl’s name Ira means “peace” in Russian. Besides, Ira has the meanings “season”, “hour”, “beloved”, “air”, “mist” or “heroine” (from Hera). The meaning of the Sanskrit male name is that of the wind-God, Vayu: “wind” or “air” (from Sanskrit “vāyú/वायु”). The Sanskrit female name means “earth” (from Sanskrit “irā/इरा”).
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