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Gender: Male Meaning of Hikaru: "light or radiance" Origin of Hikaru: Japanese

The name Hikaru is a boy's name of Japanese origin meaning "light or radiance". Hikaru and is often added to user-created lists like Japanese Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

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This name with a beautiful meaning can be used for girls as well as boys.

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Famous People Named Hikaru

Hikaru Utada, a popular singer in Japan and writer of the "Kingdom Hearts" video game theme song, "Hikari"
Hikaru Midorikawa, Japanese voice actor

Pop Culture References for the name Hikaru

Hikaru Sulu, character in TV's "Star Trek"
Hikaru Hitachiin, character in anime series "Ouran High School Host Club"