Akira: unisex baby name meaning and popularity

Akira

A Japanese name meaning “bright.” And of course, you’ll think that you’ve got the brightest child that ever lived … but you may question it from time to time when little Akira uses a nostril as a trash receptacle or takes a suggestion from a more dimwitted friend.

Nicknames:

Kir, Kira.

Famous people named Akira:

Nobel Prize winner Akira Suzuki; musician Akira Yamaoka; filmmaker Akira Kurosawa.

Fun facts:

There's an NPC character named Akira Kibo in the video game "The Sims 4."

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