Akira Name Meaning & Origin
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- Comments and insights on the name Akira
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.
- Personal experiences with the name Akira
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.
- Nicknames for Akira
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).
My friends usually call me "Kiko" or "Akiko", and sometimes "Kiki." Then they come up with the weirdest names, like "Kikiwaka" or even "Akikiwaka!"
- Meanings and history of the name Akira
UH-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
- Famous real-life people named Akira
Film director from Japan.
- Akira in song, story & screen
Japanese 'manga' animation released in 1988.