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Gender Masculine & Feminine
Usage Japanese
Scripts 昭, 明, 亮, 晶, etc.(Japanese Kanji)
Pronounced Pron. A-KYEE-RA
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Meaning & History

From Japanese (akira) meaning "bright", (akira) meaning "bright" or (akira) meaning "clear". Other kanji with the same pronunciation can also form this name. A famous bearer was the Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998), given name written .
Other ReadingsJing, Ming(Chinese) Aki(Japanese) Myeong, Myung(Korean) Minh(Vietnamese)

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