Gender Masculine
Usage Japanese
Scripts 明仁, 昭仁, 章人, etc.(Japanese Kanji) あきひと(Japanese Hiragana)
Pronounced Pron. A-KYEE-KHEE-TO
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Meaning & History

From Japanese (aki) or (aki) both meaning "bright" combined with (hito) meaning "compassionate". Other kanji combinations are possible. Akihito (1933-), name written , was the emperor of Japan from 1989 to 2019.

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Entry updated April 25, 2021