Akira Name Meaning & Origin
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Japenese/Chinese name mostly used for male baby names.
I plan on having one of my daughters having this middle name.
Akira is a unisex Japanese name but mostly used for boys. The name is also used in Scotland as a girls name although it is extremely uncommon.
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The name is always misspelled by everyone I have gotten a range from Akeira, Akaira and last but not least plain Kira when people (offen) think you have stuttered at the beginning of your name a...Kira. I love my name and would not want to change it for anything but just so you know everything.
My name is Akira, however it is pronounced (A-Ky-ra)it has also been double barrelled with Sinead...
My name is somehow ALWAYS mispronounced crazy stuff like "Kierah" and once, "Areeka". It's even been a running joke between friends to always say my name wrong around new teachers. I used to hate my name since I'm from European descent, but I learned to love it now and it's really stuck with me. It's pretty funny too, it's what led me to be into stuff like Japanese culture.
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Akie or Aki, Kira, Kiki and Kiwi
We call my friend Akira 'Shakira" like the singer. (different user) I personally hate it when my friends call me Shakira (which they used to do frequently).
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AH-kee-rah means intelligent
Scottish pronunciation - (Ah-kee-rah) is derived from a male name meaning anchor
Japanese pronunciation - (Ah-ki-rah) means bright, intelligent
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Japanese 'manga' animation released in 1988.