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The meanings "brightness" and "intelligence" are separate for this name. They use different kanji and the different kanji have different meanings for this name. It can also mean "pleasant/cheerful" or "glitter/glisten" or "morning sun" or "chapter of a book" or "shine/throw light".
-- abbasdaughter  12/25/2005
Akira is such a common name because there are at least a hundred ways to write it, each with a completely different meaning.
-- Dray  5/23/2006
Of Japanese and Scottish origin, meaning 'distinct' and 'anchor' respectively.
-- Anonymous User  1/22/2008
There are numerous other kanji for Akira as well.
-- abbasdaughter  3/10/2009
Means intelligent person.
-- babyname  11/15/2009
Another kanji for Akira is 輝, and it means "radiance, shine".
-- Anonymous User  9/4/2015
Akira is also a Scottish name meaning 'Anchor'.
-- kiyajadie  9/21/2015

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