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Subject: Re: The name "Akira"
From: TAKASUGI Shinji (tssf.airnet.ne.jp)
Date: Mon, 06 Aug 2001 13:20:27 GMT
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> I know Akira is a female name, but can it also be used for males?

That's opposite. Akira is basically a man's name, but some women are named Akira too. Akira means bright. There are many kanji for Akira, such as 明, 章, 晶, 旭, and 晃, and you can use them for both men and women. If the name is in all hiragana, it's probably a woman's name.

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