US Popularity:1706
Other Origin(s):Scottish
Meaning:Bright; Clear, Intelligent; Anchor
Akira is a gender-neutral name of Japanese and Scottish origin that can have a variety of meanings, depending on the kanji that's used to write it. Some of it's more popular meanings are "bright," "clear," and "intelligent," and is a great way to celebrate baby's brilliant mind. 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,” is a great example and can encourage baby to build their love for the sea or to stay grounded to the earth beneath them. Akira is an empowering name that can inspire intelligence, resilience, and clarity in baby.

Famous People Named Akira

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  • Akira Kurosawa

Akira Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Akira is currently #189 on The Bump
Boy:Akira is currently #143 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Akira is currently #108 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Akira is currently #1706 in U.S. births
Boy:Akira is currently #5984 in U.S. births
Girl:Akira is currently #1947 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 466
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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