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Akira (boy)

What does Akira mean?

Akira Pronunciation of Akira [aki-ra] as a boys' name (also used more commonly as girls' name Akira) is pronounced ah-kee-rah. It is of Japanese origin, and the meaning of Akira is "bright, clear, ideal".

Associated with: bright.


1 feminine form: Akyra.

Creative forms:
(male) Ahira, Akiram, ..

(female) Akiar, Akiraa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Akira Westen (A.W.), ..

How popular is Akira?

Akira is a rare first name for men and also a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Akira was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its peak rank of #1229 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Akira name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Akira outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Abia, Abija, Abir, Abiri, Adiran, Ahiram, Akil, Akila, Akilla, Akim, Akiva, Alia, Amir, Amiran, Amiri, Ara, Atila, Avia and Aviram. Like Akira, these names are not commonly used.

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