Origin:Japanese
Popularity:1943
Meaning:bright, clear, ideal
Akira is a gender-neutral name of Japanese origin. This name has grown in popularity throughout the US in the 21st century and is sometimes used as a variation of “Kira”. Akira may also originate from other cultures, too! The Scottish name “Acair”, meaning “anchor” and also with Indian and Sanskrit roots meaning “graceful strength” are to name a couple. Akira is an empowering name that can inspire intelligence, resilience, and clarity in baby.

Famous People Named Akira

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  • Akira Kurosawa
    Director

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Source: Social Security Administration

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