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Ira Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Ira?

Ranking 972nd in popularity in the United States for boys in 2017, the name Ira is less frequently given.

Currently in the top 1000, this name has not always been in the top 1000.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #57 was reached in 1881.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1947 with 883 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Ira in any given year was 88 in 2001.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Ira occurred roughly during the years 1908-1915, 1939-1942, 1943-1947, 1999-2002, and 2010-2016, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1896-1899.

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at a low point.

How popular will Ira be?

For a number of years, the name Ira has been moving upward in popularity. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Ira has risen.

The name Ira is used by only a select few but will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Ira (Girl)Ira (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 128 1,668 211 972
2016 125 1,702 218 950
2015 97 2,025 198 1,023
2014 104 1,926 160 1,170
2013 78 2,345 156 1,156
2012 60 2,878 149 1,202
2011 45 3,509 110 1,476
2010 38 3,986 130 1,317
2009 25 5,598 127 1,354
2008 16 7,875 98 1,603
2007 17 7,513 111 1,448
2006 18 6,970 100 1,512
2005 11 9,698 94 1,519
2004 12 8,907 107 1,360
2003 13 8,173 103 1,338
2002 9 10,540 137 1,084
2001 10 9,646 88 1,418
2000 < 5 -- 101 1,284
1999 < 5 -- 99 1,254
1998 8 10,471 96 1,265
1997 8 10,160 108 1,145
1996 11 7,780 123 1,012
1995 9 9,035 112 1,064
1994 15 6,109 109 1,073
1993 12 7,191 109 1,065
1992 8 9,811 129 946
1991 11 7,600 148 865
1990 14 6,250 151 838
1989 12 6,684 158 791
1988 14 5,705 148 775
1987 6 10,332 176 685
1986 18 4,423 197 638
1985 9 7,163 161 694
1984 19 4,046 211 583
1983 12 5,573 233 549
1982 26 3,287 255 535
1981 18 4,205 275 508
1980 16 4,585 282 506
1979 15 4,694 284 495
1978 15 4,515 307 454
1977 14 4,741 306 459
1976 12 4,996 264 490
1975 16 4,007 322 443
1974 20 3,352 276 480
1973 32 2,370 317 439
1972 20 3,204 347 425
1971 25 2,825 337 447
1970 21 3,147 349 436
1969 31 2,311 411 389
1968 20 2,899 334 419
1967 20 2,811 373 395
1966 25 2,425 400 378
1965 25 2,428 408 384
1964 43 1,790 420 386
1963 35 1,993 415 390
1962 37 1,902 501 351
1961 48 1,629 549 334
1960 33 1,997 601 318
1959 38 1,803 594 319
1958 39 1,745 605 307
1957 57 1,398 638 299
1956 54 1,441 702 280
1955 51 1,414 680 274
1954 57 1,322 709 265
1953 48 1,416 727 256
1952 82 1,043 760 246
1951 69 1,122 812 234
1950 58 1,217 796 231
1949 65 1,128 790 229
1948 69 1,062 823 226
1947 84 971 883 216
1946 61 1,091 779 218
1945 68 921 659 212
1944 72 900 612 224
1943 66 980 620 232
1942 53 1,076 760 204
1941 51 1,022 604 218
1940 68 865 625 205
1939 52 984 525 226
1938 58 937 554 218
1937 61 885 576 208
1936 66 830 500 230
1935 70 816 550 216
1934 55 930 570 212
1933 83 715 580 202
1932 68 837 661 194
1931 64 864 618 207
1930 80 788 703 199
1929 74 824 654 201
1928 100 706 728 193
1927 97 730 792 182
1926 80 819 784 181
1925 93 769 789 183
1924 100 738 834 173
1923 99 731 831 171
1922 88 776 792 176
1921 88 781 878 166
1920 81 809 829 170
1919 80 789 817 164
1918 73 845 862 163
1917 84 758 857 151
1916 74 793 820 149
1915 75 764 812 146
1914 60 743 605 152
1913 63 655 479 152
1912 50 716 394 152
1911 48 620 236 141
1910 45 633 233 138
1909 37 653 175 147
1908 36 642 196 130
1907 28 719 196 123
1906 37 581 151 137
1905 43 520 169 128
1904 28 660 144 140
1903 34 562 167 119
1902 37 530 156 124
1901 29 583 142 118
1900 50 480 218 107
1899 31 542 138 120
1898 27 628 195 98
1897 35 493 180 99
1896 31 540 190 101
1895 23 649 207 95
1894 15 800 206 93
1893 26 556 181 98
1892 27 531 231 88
1891 23 551 179 91
1890 17 653 209 82
1889 24 521 207 85
1888 23 528 222 84
1887 22 480 215 77
1886 22 469 198 85
1885 14 590 235 75
1884 17 511 284 66
1883 18 455 239 67
1882 8 708 244 71
1881 8 648 286 57
1880 16 426 249 66

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.