User comments for Akira (Meaning / History Only)

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".
Marusero  9/4/2015
Akira is also a Scottish name meaning 'Anchor'.
kiyajadie  9/21/2015

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