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Ira

[ahy-ruh] /ˈaɪ rə/
noun
1.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “watchful.”.
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  • He had always found that when Ira grinned and was cordial, some trouble was in store for him.

    Excuse Me! Rupert Hughes
  • Unacknowledged, the shadow of Ira Baldwin fell across her wonder.

  • Just the way we started off last year, Ira heard a fellow remark on the way back to the yard.

    Center Rush Rowland Ralph Henry Barbour
  • "Why, Sue reckoned she saw suthin' just now," said Ira, with a flash of recollection.

  • Then the signals came and Ira stepped back out of the line and the game went on.

    Center Rush Rowland Ralph Henry Barbour
British Dictionary definitions for Ira

IRA

abbreviation
1.
Irish Republican Army
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Word Origin and History for Ira

masc. proper name, from Hebrew, literally "watchful," from stem of 'ur "to awake, to rouse oneself."

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