Akio

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Akio
GenderMale
Origin
Word/nameJapanese
MeaningDifferent meanings depending on the kanji used

Akio (written: 昭雄, 昭夫, 昭生, 昭男, 明雄, 明夫, 明生, 章雄, 章夫, 章男, 章央, 彰朗, 彰生, 秋雄, 秋夫, 陽生, 晶夫 or あきお in hiragana) is a masculine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:

  • Akio Chiba (ちば あきお, 1943–1984), Japanese manga artist
  • Akio Fukuda (福田 昭夫, born 1948), Japanese politician
  • Akio Hattori (服部 晶夫, 1929–2013), Japanese mathematician
  • Akio Ishikawa (石川 陽生, born 1964), Japanese shogi player
  • Akio Jissoji (実相寺 昭雄, 1937–2006), Japanese television and film director
  • Akio Kaminaga (神永 昭夫, 1936–1993), Japanese judoka
  • Akio Kanai (金井 昭雄, born 1942), Japanese optometrist
  • Akio Kanemoto (born 1945), Japanese golfer
  • Akio Kashiwagi (柏木 昭男, 1938–1992), Japanese businessman and murder victim
  • Akio Katayama (片山 章雄, born 1957), Japanese historian
  • Akio Koizumi (小泉 昭男, born 1945), Japanese politician
  • Akio Kuwazawa (桑沢 秋雄, born 1959), Japanese cyclist
  • Akio Matsuba (松場 秋夫, born 1914), Japanese naval aviator
  • Akio Mimura (三村 明夫, born 1940), Japanese businessman
  • Akio Minakami (born 1948), Japanese karateka
  • Akio Mizuta (水田 章雄, born 1973), Japanese baseball player
  • Akio Mori (森 昭雄, born 1947), Japanese physiologist and writer
  • Akio Morita (盛田 昭夫, 1921–1999), Japanese businessman
  • Akio Nakamori (中森 明夫, born 1960), Japanese writer
  • Akio Nohira (野平 明雄), Japanese table tennis player
  • Akio Nojima (野島 昭生, born 1945), Japanese voice actor, actor and narrator
  • Akio Ōtsuka (大塚 明夫, born 1959), Japanese actor and voice actor
  • Akio Saito (斉藤 明雄, born 1955), Japanese baseball player
  • Akio Sasajima (笹島 明夫, born 1952), Japanese jazz guitarist
  • Akio Sasaki (佐々木 彰生, born 1991), Japanese figure skater
  • Akio Sato (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Akio Shibata (柴田 明雄, born 1981), Japanese boxer
  • Akio Sohda (左右田 秋雄, 1909–?), Japanese field hockey player
  • Akio Sugino (杉野 昭夫, born 1944), Japanese character designer
  • Akio Suyama (陶山 章央, born 1968), Japanese voice actor
  • Akio Suzuki (鈴木 章夫, 1929–2010), Japanese surgeon, medical scientist and educator
  • Akio Takamori (1950–2017), Japanese-American sculptor
  • Akio Tamashiro, Peruvian karateka
  • Akio Toyoda (豊田 章男, born 1956), president and CEO of Toyota Motor Corporation
  • Tsurugamine Akio (鶴ヶ嶺 昭男, 1929–2006), Japanese sumo wrestler
  • Akio Usami (宇佐美 彰朗, born 1943), Japanese long-distance runner
  • Akio Watanabe (渡辺 明夫, born 1969), Japanese animator
  • Akio Yasuraoka (安良岡 章夫, born 1958), Japanese classical composer
  • Akio Yoshida (吉田 明生, born 1986), Japanese footballer

Other people[edit]

  • Akio Inoue (井上 秋緒), Japanese female lyricist
  • Jimmy Yang, American wrestler who used Akio as his ring name