"bright, intelligent"

Akira Origin and Meaning

The name Akira is a boy's name of Japanese origin meaning "bright, intelligent".

Akira is a popular Japanese name for both sexes that's migrated to the West because of its appearance in manga and video games. Akiro is a related name popular for boys.

# 938 in the US

Akira Rank in US Top 1000

# 1187 on Nameberry

Akira Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Akira Popularity

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Famous People Named Akira

  • Akira Iriyehistorian of American diplomatic history
  • Akira Yamaokamusician
  • Akira Kurosawafilmmaker
  • Akira Toriyamaauthor of hit manga series Dragon Ball
  • Akira Suzuki (more commonly known as Reita)bassist of Japanese visual kei band The GazettE
  • Akira Suzukiwinner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry
  • Asa Akiraadult actress
  • Akira IoaneNew Zealand Rugby Union and Sevens player
  • Akira KuwaharaJapanese guitarist in the band Radwimps
  • Akira IshidaJapanese voice actor

Akira in Pop Culture

  • Akiracharacter on the American/Canadian show "The Troop"
  • Akiraclassic manga
  • Akira Nishikiyamacharacter in the series "Yakuza"
  • Akira Kurusualso known as Ren Amamiya, character in "Persona" series
  • Akira KiboTownie in Sims 4
  • Akira Akatsuki a character in Marvel: Avengers Disk Wars