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Pronunciation Hikaru
Gender unisex
Word/name Japanese
Meaning Light, Radiance (depending on kanji used)
Region of origin Japan
Other names
Related names Hikari, Kōki

Hikaru (ひかる, ヒカル?) is a Japanese verb meaning "to shine" (光る?), and it is the dictionary form of the word Hikari (?, light). It is also a Japanese given name that can be given to either sex and rarely used as a surname.

Possible writings[edit]

Hikaru can be written using different kanji characters and can mean:

  • 光, "light"
  • 輝, "radiance"

The name can also be written in hiragana or katakana



Other uses[edit]