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The exact origin of the baby name Ayra is unknown. It's common in Arabic cultures, and in India and other places where the Urdu or Sanskrit languages are prevalent. It also sounds exactly like the masculine name Ira, though this is a feminine name. With the recent popularity of similar “A” names like Arya, Avery, Ava, and Aubrey, you can bet that Ayra could very end up becoming quite popular in the United States as well. Pair it with a classic or current middle name — it sounds great with both!

Meaning of the Name Ayra

The exact origin of the baby name Ayra is unknown. Some say it's an Arabic name that means “respectable.” Others believe it's an Urdu name that means “astonishing.” Finally, many believe it's a Sanskrit name for the Hindu goddess Saraswati.

What Ayra symbolizes to you will largely depend on which origin story you like best. In Arabic cultures, it's common to choose a name with a meaning that you hope your baby will grow up to exemplify. In this case, new parents may hope their little one becomes a respectable woman in life. Parents of the Hindu faith may find meaning in the name's potential association with the goddess Saraswati.

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Nicknames for Ayra

The baby name Ayra evokes images of someone who is mysterious, intellectual, and always acts in a dignified manner. For a name so special, we've compiled an interesting list of nicknames you can consider. However, feel free to come up with your own that best suits their personality.

Ayra Name Details

Style: International, modern

Gender: Ayra is traditionally considered to be a girls name.

Pronunciation: EYE-ra

Syllables: Two

Arya Name Popularity

According to the Social Security Administration, Ayra has never been a top 1,000 baby name for boys or girls in the United States.

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Great Middle Names for Ayra and Their Meanings

Famous People Named Ayra

  • Ayra Starr (singer and songwriter)
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