Akira (given name)

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Akira
Pronunciation Á-ki-ra
Gender Japan Unisex, but predominantly Male
Nigeria Unisex
Scotland Female
Language(s) Japanese
Scottish
Nigerian
Origin
Meaning Japan many different meanings depending on the kanji used
Scotland anchor
Other names
See also Acair
Akiko
Akio

Akira (あきら, アキラ?) is a common Japanese given name. There are several kanji for Akira. A popular kanji is 明 which means "bright", "intelligent", or "clear". Though Akira is normally used to name males, it can be a female name as well. It is also a Hindu female name meaning "graceful strength".

Unrelated names with similar pronunciations occur in other cultures. In Scotland it is an anglicized female version of the Scottish male name Acair, meaning "anchor". While in Nigeria, Akira is used as a unisex name.

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