Name: Akira

Origin and Meaning of the Name Akira

  • Meaning:
    Intelligent
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (AH kee rah)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Akira)
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Miscellaneous Info for Akira

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  • Used in:
    English and Japanese speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Akira is occasionally bestowed on girls but remains chiefly a male name.

    The name has been borne by film director Akira Kurosawa, former head of the Japanese Supreme Court - Akira Machida and manga artist Akira Toriyama. There is also a film and serial manga named Akira.

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