Akira - Meaning of Akira
[ 3 syll. a-ki-ra, ak-ira ] The baby boy name Akira is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being somewhat more common. Its pronunciation is AA-Kiy-Raa- †. Akira is used chiefly in the Japanese and English languages, and its origin is Japanese. The name is of the meaning bright; clear; morning sun; smart.
Akira is a variant of the name Akio (Japanese).
Akira is rare as a baby name for boys. At the peak of its usage in 1927, 0.005% of baby boys were given the name Akira. Its ranking then was #937. The baby name has since declined in popularity, and is today of very modest use. Out of all boy names in its group, Akira was nonetheless the most widely used in 2012. Though Akira is somewhat used more commonly as a girl name today, there was a period from 1927 to 1927 that it was more popular with boys. From 2006 on, increasingly more girls than boys were named Akira.
Baby names that sound like Akira include Aacharya, Acarya, Acbar, Acbarr, Acharya, Achisar, Achishar, Aghora, Agraja, Agriya, Agryppa, Ajiezer, Ajishar, Akara, Akirah, Akiro, Akrura, Aksara, Akshara, and Akyra.
† Pronunciation for Akira: AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)"
A famous person named Akira is Filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, born 23 March 1910 - 6 September 1998, Tokyo, Japan.