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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Akira
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Akira in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Akira:
Records indicate that 2,452 girls in the United States have been named Akira since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 2008, when 418 people in the U.S. were given the name Akira. Those people are now 11 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Akira
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3 Positive Comments
"Well my parents named me Akira because they wanted to name me after Kira from The Dark Crystal, but they wanted something rare so I guess they just added an ?A? to the front. I grew up obsessed with the Japanese culture (despite being Caucasian and from the Deep South) I didn?t really enjoy my name though because they only used it when I was In trouble. Otherwise I was called Sunshine (my middle name). It was easier to pronounce, because most people called me ?Kira? or ?kiara? or ?Ak-eye-ra?. I had a teacher purposely call me ?Acura?. I?ve only met two others with that name, but with the spelling ?Akyra?." Nov. 20, 2018:
"I love my name, Akira! There are many names similar to mine, but I have only met three girls with my name. I often get complements about my name." May. 6, 2009:
"Akira is our daughters name, which is actually a japanese boys name. Our daughter is half japanese and we wanted some tradition without being traditional. Be forewarned it gets pronounced wrong a lot - the worst so far is "acura" like the car! ugh. We love it - p.s. it means intelligent." Jul. 15, 2008:
3 Neutral Comments
"we named our daughter Akira in 2008
its very rare in our country
she has an amazing IQ and very hard working but sensitive" Dec. 19, 2019:
"Akira Momoi, a.k.a. DenjiPink, is the only female member of the quintet of a Power Rangers-like show in Japan called 'Denshi Sentai Denjiman' (Electric Squadron Electromagnetic Man) in 1980 and the character had been a tennis player in her day. Coincidentally, the actress playing her was called Akira Koizumi" Oct. 14, 2009:
"I am happy to hear the comments of Jeff and that they used the male name for their daughter. I think it is very cool. I have a puppy that I want to name Akira, thinking it would be pronounced A-Kear-A. I have gotten negative feedback by some about it only being male. Thanks Jeff I will now name my spaniel/retriever Akira proudly.
Barb" Sep. 26, 2008:
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