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The name Akira is a baby boy name. The name Akira comes from the Japanese origin. In Japanese The meaning of the name Akira is: Variant of Akihiko: Bright boy.

Name Information
Boy or Girl ?: boy
Origin of name: Japanese
Meaning: Variant of Akihiko: Bright boy.
Expression number: 22
SoulUrge Number: 11
Average Visitor Rating: 4.48 (Out of 5)
Number of ratings: 65

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To Akira
written by Nicki in Japan, January 02, 2008
The reason your name can have a number of meanings in Japanese is because it can be written using different Kanji characters. Akira can and is written many different ways. Dont worry, there are no negative meanings to it.
written by Precious_roy, January 19, 2008
This name seems familier to me, i like the name
To All Akira
written by Mother, January 19, 2008
Hello, I named my son, Akira, but I spelled it Akeera, because most americans think the "i" is pronouced "a"....and it bugged me, so when I changed the "i" to "ee"...that was when folks started to pronouce it the right way....he loves his name....though I have always been told it was japanese for "high energy or ultimate source of power"....and I love this name.
my son
written by corbin, January 30, 2008
I plan on naming my son Akira the name has always rang out to me.I just wanted to know the meaning
my daughter
written by meka, February 18, 2008
i named my daughter akira. i think its unisex, i got the name from the cartoon artist & its a movie. But i used it for my baby girl. Beautiful name.
i love this name
written by akira, February 23, 2008
i do love this name because the person that i like has that name .. but i think is a pretty name and it goes with his personality!!
Great name
written by Mom, March 15, 2008
Ilove this name. Its what I named my daughter. I had never even heard this name until her dad picked it. It fits her so well. I just wish I could find the meaning.
What it means
written by Akira, March 21, 2008
The kanji symbol for this name is a sun and a moon, together. The name literally means bright light.
Best baby girl ever!!
written by Akira, March 23, 2008
I named my daughter Akira. I wanted to go for something unique that nobody else would have. So I took my name Erika and spelled it backwards and just put an A in front instead of an E. I never knew it was actually a real name with a meaning. But it's nice to know that her name has so many different meanings in many different nationalities.
written by Andréa, April 19, 2008
This name is very popular in Japan for boys....kinda like the American "Michael"
written by Aarika, July 14, 2008
I like this name...its funny..I didn't know this was really a day I spelt my name..which is Aarika..backwards and got Akiraa..and I thought it was cute and wanted to name my daughter it..I thought it would be neat..just take off that extra 'a' at the end..then I found out its really a name..
written by Akira Hill, May 25, 2009
My name is Akira and i love it :)
written by Akira Hill, May 25, 2009
My name is Akira, I'm female and I am from an English background, although i know it is japanese and for a boy it means something else to me. I havent always known it is japanese as my mother somehow created my name out of Dame Kiri Tekunawa from New Zealand as she was reading about the famous opera singer while in hospital before my birth. So to me it is different and unique, and something i will always have (and a part of my mother will always be with me).
Don't name yer kid this, it's way too popular.
written by Clara, May 31, 2010
I like the sound of it and all but... Bright Boy? Really?
Not only a boy's name
written by Misty Reece, September 07, 2010
I reallly loved this name when I first found it, hence why it's my daughter's middle name. I've had a lot of people tell me it's a boys name... but it can go both ways. It also suits my little girls personality... she is VERY bright and bubbly.

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