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Akira - Meaning of Akira

What does Akira mean?

Meaning of the name AkiraAkioAkyraAkiAkiroAkirahAkyoAkihitoAkiyo

[ 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).

Akio, Akirah, Akiro, and Akyra are variants of Akira.

Aki (contraction) is another variant of Akira.

See also the related categories, sun, morning (dawn), bright (wise), and 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 2018. 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 2002 on, increasingly more girls than boys were named Akira.

Baby names that sound like Akira include Acarya, Acbar, Acbarr, Acharya, Achisar, Achishar, Aghora, Agraja, Agriya, Ajiezer, Akirah, Akiro, Akrura, Aksara, Akshara, Asgard, Ashoka, Ashura, Asier, and Askari.

† 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.


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